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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. Who takes a day off to enjoy a luxury hotel while Cross is meeting with the White House group?

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

3. Where is the little girl killed in Chapter 1?

4. What is Natalie Sheehan's job?

5. How do Jack and Jill kill their first victim?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

4. What is unusual about Kevin Hawkins' first attack in the story? How does it foreshadow events in the book?

5. Why do Jack and Jill release the taped version of their first killing?

6. What is the first lead that investigators follow in the Truth School killings, and why does it seem like a good place to begin investigating?

7. 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?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motive of the Truth School killer. What role did his personal background play in his decision to kill? What role, if any, did his medication play in the murders?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss family as a theme in the novel. Who demonstrates the importance of family? Who detests the role of family? What connection to the family theme do the Jack and Jill killings have?

Essay Topic 3

Define the different points of view in literature and discuss the point/s of view from which Jack and Jill is written.

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