Jack and Jill Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Whose home does Jack sneak into in a way that is NOT characteristic of his typical murders?

2. Who sees the specific information that is communicated regarding the Truth School killings?

3. What disturbance occurs while the President is on stage in New York?

4. What is the name of the Truth School killer?

5. Why is Sampson at Cross' house when he returns from chasing a suspect?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the general who is killed a threat to Jack?

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

3. Why doesn't the message board censor go directly to police with the information when it first starts appearing?

4. What do investigators discover when they go to the message board subscriber's home? What does their finding imply?

5. How do investigators of the Kennedy Center killing confirm that the hit man indeed killed the right target? Why was this victim targeted?

6. Why does the President decide to honor all of his scheduled appearances? Is this vanity or valor, and why?

7. Explain the plan that Jack will use to kill the President.

8. Where is Roosevelt Military Academy located? Name two reasons it is important to this novel.

9. What is unusual about Jill's phone call to the President?

10. Discuss when the investigator realizes the plan and his reaction.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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