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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 White House meeting does Cross attend?
2. Whose murder is depicted on the videotape received by the media company?
3. What is the Secret Service's code name for the President's wife?
4. What word do the killers in the videotaped murder use to describe their actions?
5. What is the name of the principal from the Truth School?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who watches the President sneak out of the White House, and why is it so dangerous?
2. Why aren't the Truth School killings a priority for the law enforcement agency? What does this seem to say about the police department?
3. What actually kills the victim in Kevin Hawkins' first attack? What does this foreshadow?
4. 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?
5. According to Jack and Jill, what is their motive? What is similar about the first two Jack and Jill victims?
6. How do Jack and Jill attack their first victim, and why is this attack important?
7. What does the main investigator in this book like about the school principal? How does she bridge the gap between rich and poor?
8. What element is missing from the Jack and Jill murders that the investigator has seen in other serial killings? What leads the investigator to this conclusion?
9. How does Chop-it-off-Charlie die, and what do police superiors decide due to his death?
10. What information does the investigator learn at his first White House task force meeting that is key to his investigation?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Define exposition and discuss the exposition of this novel. What does the reader learn from the exposition in Jack and Jill? Is the information consistent throughout the book or does it change? Explain your answer and reasoning.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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