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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 is sleeping on Cross' sun porch?
2. Who kills Jill?
3. What decision does the President make, disregarding Cross' previous advice?
4. Who calls the Washington, DC police regarding the specific information about the Truth School killings?
5. Where does Cross move his family to after receiving several hangup phone calls?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the killer respond when the message board censor removes vivid postings regarding the Truth School murders?
2. Why does the Truth School killer have abandonment issues?
3. What is unusual about Jill's phone call to the President?
4. What is unusual about the Truth School killer's attempt to enter the investigator's home? What does this show about the killer?
5. Briefly discuss the marital problems between the Johnsons. Why are these problems important to this novel?
6. 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?
7. Why does the Truth School killer want to talk with the investigator?
8. How do investigators of the Kennedy Center killing confirm that the hit man indeed killed the right target? Why was this victim targeted?
9. Discuss when the investigator realizes the plan and his reaction.
10. How does the investigator arrange a situation in which he could take down the Truth School killer? Explain this reasoning.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss foreshadowing and its importance in writing mystery or suspense novels. Select three memorable instances of foreshadowing from this story and write about them in detail. Why did those five instances stay on your mind?
Essay Topic 2
Name and define the five types of conflict. Which conflict prevailed in Jack and Jill? Could the conflict have been categorized as another type? If so, which and why? If not, defend your response.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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