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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who thinks the Truth School killer might be a beginner?
(a) The chief.
(b) Alex.
(c) Jack.
(d) John.

2. What is the President's name?
(a) William J. Byrnes.
(b) George Byrnes.
(c) Abraham Thomas.
(d) Thomas Byrnes.

3. What is Cross' son's name?
(a) Damon.
(b) John.
(c) Jack.
(d) Alex.

4. What does the reader know in Chapter 1 about the mindset of the child killer?
(a) He is a drug addict.
(b) It is too early to know.
(c) He is just mean.
(d) He had a severe mental defect at birth.

5. Who awakens Cross at the beginning of Chapter 2?
(a) Jill.
(b) Jack.
(c) Sam Johnson.
(d) John Sampson.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the suspect chased by Cross and his partner try to go when cornered?

2. Why is there concern when the President sneaks out of the White House?

3. How is a little girl lured into talking with a stranger in Chapter 1?

4. Who helps keep Cross focused on the right priorities?

5. Which installment in Patterson's Alex Cross series is this book?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the investigator's first impression of the President? How does his meeting with the President affect his investigation of the school killings?

2. What are the code names for the President and first lady? Is this a coincidence? Why or why not?

3. What troubles the major investigator in this novel about the Truth School case?

4. What actually kills the victim in Kevin Hawkins' first attack? What does this foreshadow?

5. Who assigns the major investigator in this book to the Jack and Jill case, and why?

6. What does the main investigator in this book like about the school principal? How does she bridge the gap between rich and poor?

7. Which law enforcement agency employs the major investigator in this novel? Is he well-liked by his supervisor?

8. Is the first murder by the Truth School killer as calculated as the first Jack and Jill murder? Why or why not?

9. What is important about the age and gender of the first Truth School victim?

10. What happens when investigators approach a man who is known as Chop-it-off-Charlie, and why does this seem to be an admission of guilt?

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