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 does Cross do on his off-time?

2. What is Natalie Sheehan's job?

3. Who makes arrangements for an investigation into the Truth School killings?

4. What words best describe Cross' feelings about the Jack and Jill murders?

5. Who is watching the President as he sneaks out of the White House to meet a lover?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What is the investigator's first impression of the President? How does his meeting with the President affect his investigation of the school killings?

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

8. Who assigns the major investigator in this book to the Jack and Jill case, and why?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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