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. What clue remnant does Cross find near the school crime scene after the first murder?

2. Which police department employs Cross?

3. What weapon is used in the attack on the little girl in Chapter 1?

4. How are the voices on the videotaped murder recorded?

5. Who is the second Truth School student that is killed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who foils a kidnapping attempt at an area mall, and what is ironic about the attempt?

2. What information does the investigator learn at his first White House task force meeting that is key to his investigation?

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

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

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

6. Why is the investigator certain he will be fired when he arrives on the scene of the second Jack and Jill murder? What does the incident show the reader about his relationship with his boss?

7. What does the Truth School killer see that makes him angry with the major investigator in this book, and what does it tell the reader early in the story?

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

9. Who is the major investigator in Jack and Jill? How is he important to Patterson's series?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define rising action as an element of plot. Discuss in detail the rising action in Jack and Jill. How does the author present it? How does the rising action flow? How does the rising action add to the suspense of the story?

Essay Topic 2

Irony is the contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. There are three types of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic. Identify and discuss two examples of irony in the book. Which type of irony is it? What is expected and what actually occurs with your examples?

Essay Topic 3

What is a foil? Who is the foil of Jack and Jill? Discuss the character who provides the role of foil in this novel and discuss how he/she fulfills the role.

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