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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. Where is Natalie Sheehan killed?
(a) At the Waldorf Astoria.
(b) At the Jefferson Hotel.
(c) In her office.
(d) At the school.
2. Who arrives at Cross' house in Chapter 15?
(a) The chief and commissioner.
(b) The Truth School killer.
3. Where is the little girl's body left after she is murdered in Chapter 1?
(a) In an old box.
(b) On the sidewalk.
(c) The location is not revealed yet.
(d) In a trash can.
4. Who positively identifies the second student victim?
(a) The chief.
(b) Cross himself.
(c) The principal.
(d) Cross' son.
5. What does the little girl's killer say he hates in Chapter 1?
(a) Cotton candy.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who sends the videotaped murder to the media company?
2. Who pushes Cross at the crime seen where Natalie Sheehan was killed?
3. What injury is evident in the first murder victim at the school?
4. Which child awakens Cross in Chapter 15?
5. Who has always been first on the scene of the Jack and Jill murders?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is important about the age and gender of the first Truth School victim?
2. What is unusual about Kevin Hawkins' first attack in the story? How does it foreshadow events in the book?
3. Why do Jack and Jill release the taped version of their first killing?
4. Which law enforcement agency employs the major investigator in this novel? Is he well-liked by his supervisor?
5. According to Jack and Jill, what is their motive? What is similar about the first two Jack and Jill victims?
6. What are the code names for the President and first lady? Is this a coincidence? Why or why not?
7. Who is the first Jack and Jill victim in this novel, and why is the first victim so important?
8. Who foils a kidnapping attempt at an area mall, and what is ironic about the attempt?
9. Who assigns the major investigator in this book to the Jack and Jill case, and why?
10. What role does the major detective in this novel play in the investigation of the Truth School killings, and what is unusual about his role?
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