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. After observing Cross and his children, who is agitated that Cross is such a good father?

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

3. To whom does Cross speak regarding the previously unheard rumor he receives regarding the school killings?

4. At what public place does a foiled kidnapping attempt occur?

5. What is Kevin Hawkins' illegal role in the book?

Short Essay Questions

1. What significance is the tape found in Jill's apartment?

2. Why do Jack and Jill get another person to act as hit man in one of their murders?

3. 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?

4. 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?

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

6. Discuss the purpose of the Jack and Jill murders.

7. What happens when investigators approach a man who is known as Chop-it-off-Charlie, and why does this seem to be an admission of guilt?

8. 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?

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

10. Which law enforcement agency employs the major investigator in this novel? Is he well-liked by his supervisor?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Define symbolism. Discuss fathers as a symbol in Jack and Jill. How does this symbol relate to the story? Why is this an important aspect of symbolism in the novel?

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 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?

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