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. Where is the little girl's body left after she is murdered in Chapter 1?

2. What happens while Cross and his partner are chasing their suspect on one side of town?

3. Who invites Cross to the White House?

4. What is Cross' son's name?

5. What happens when the suspect chased by Cross and his partner tries to escape when they have him cornered?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is the name of the federal agent who is always first on the scene of the Jack and Jill murder scenes? Why does the investigator immediately rule this agent out as a suspect?

7. Who watches the President sneak out of the White House, and why is it so dangerous?

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

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

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

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

Discuss foreshadowing and its importance in writing mystery or suspense novels. Select three memorable instances of foreshadowing from this story and write about them in detail. Why did those five instances stay on your mind?

Essay Topic 3

Name and define the five types of conflict. Which conflict prevailed in Jack and Jill? Could the conflict have been categorized as another type? If so, which and why? If not, defend your response.

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