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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. Who calls the Washington, DC police regarding the specific information about the Truth School killings?
2. Law enforcement officials thought the murder at the Kennedy Center could have been a mistake. Who did they suspect was the real target of the attack?
3. While Cross' investigation of the Jack and Jill killings heats up, who investigates the school killings?
4. Who is sleeping on Cross' sun porch?
5. Which nearby school does an investigator visit to see if any teachers witnessed anything unusual around the time of the Truth School killings?
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss why Hawkins is so confident at Madison Square Garden.
2. Where is Roosevelt Military Academy located? Name two reasons it is important to this novel.
3. What do investigators discover when they go to the message board subscriber's home? What does their finding imply?
4. Why is the general who is killed a threat to Jack?
5. Why is the general's son a threat to Jack?
6. Why do Jack and Jill get another person to act as hit man in one of their murders?
7. How does the investigator arrange a situation in which he could take down the Truth School killer? Explain this reasoning.
8. What does the note on the President's flowers sent to him at the New York hotel say, and why is the note so alarming?
9. Why does the President decide to honor all of his scheduled appearances? Is this vanity or valor, and why?
10. Why does the Truth School killer have a seizure, and why is this information important to the novel?
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
What is the difference between tone and mood in works of literature? Discuss both tone and mood in Jack and Jill.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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