Jack and Jill Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How do Jack and Jill select their next victim?

3. In which section of town does the child murder take place in Chapter 1?

4. What is unusual to see in Cross' neighborhood?

5. At what location does Kevin Hawkins meet his target when his character is first introduced in the book?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Jack and Jill attack their first victim, and why is this attack important?

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

3. Who is the first Jack and Jill victim in this novel, and why is the first victim so important?

4. Who is the celebrity speaker at a function where Jack and Jill get their second victim? Could this speaker have been the second victim? Why or why not?

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

6. Why aren't the Truth School killings a priority for the law enforcement agency? What does this seem to say about the police department?

7. How does Chop-it-off-Charlie die, and what do police superiors decide due to his death?

8. Who is the second victim of the Truth School killer, and what does his death say about the killer?

9. According to Jack and Jill, what is their motive? What is similar about the first two Jack and Jill victims?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motive of the Jack and Jill killers. How did their inside position help them in their mission to kill the President? What was there motive for killing him? Why did they murder others if their ultimate goal was the President?

Essay Topic 2

What is the difference between conflict and crisis in a novel? How are they similar? Relate the differences and similarities, specifically to Jack and Jill.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the tone of Jack and Jill. How does the author reveal the tone, and from whose point of view? Is the tone consistent throughout the book or does it seem to fluctuate? Include examples from the story with your discussion.

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