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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 does the chase of a school killing suspect lead Cross and his partner?

2. What does the reader know in Chapter 1 about the mindset of the child killer?

3. Who kills high profile celebrities in this book?

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

5. Who is the third Jack and Jill victim?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do investigators first assume that Hawkins missed his true target in the Kennedy Center?

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

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

5. What clue is intentionally left behind at the first Jack and Jill murder scene, and what role does it seem to play in the case?

6. Briefly discuss the marital problems between the Johnsons. Why are these problems important to this novel?

7. What is unusual about the Truth School killer's attempt to enter the investigator's home? What does this show about the killer?

8. Why does the Truth School killer have a seizure, and why is this information important to the novel?

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

10. What is the theme of the Truth School killer, and how does it explain his motive?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the difference between tone and mood in works of literature? Discuss both tone and mood in Jack and Jill.

Essay Topic 2

What is a foil? Who is the foil of Jack and Jill? Discuss the character who provides the role of foil in this novel and discuss how he/she fulfills the role.

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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