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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 is the President's name?
2. What weapon is used in the attack on the little girl in Chapter 1?
3. Who is Cross' physical conscience?
4. What is Cross' official job?
5. What is the real name of the character who actively fulfills the role of Jill in the murders?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is important about the age and gender of the first Truth School victim?
2. What information does the investigator learn at his first White House task force meeting that is key to his investigation?
3. How do Jack and Jill attack their first victim, and why is this attack important?
4. What is the name of the federal agent who is always first on the scene of the Jack and Jill murder scenes? Why does the investigator immediately rule this agent out as a suspect?
5. Why do Jack and Jill release the taped version of their first killing?
6. What is the investigator's first impression of the President? How does his meeting with the President affect his investigation of the school killings?
7. Who is the major investigator in Jack and Jill? How is he important to Patterson's series?
8. What are the code names for the President and first lady? Is this a coincidence? Why or why not?
9. Who watches the President sneak out of the White House, and why is it so dangerous?
10. According to Jack and Jill, what is their motive? What is similar about the first two Jack and Jill victims?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss Cross as the protagonist of this book. What is the definition of a protagonist? What characteristics does a protagonist usually have? Does Cross exemplify those qualities? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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