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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. Why does Jack need to kill his old friend?
2. Who spots a kid hanging around the school and sends him away?
3. Who is initially indicated as the suspected Truth School killer based on evidence reported from the specific communications?
4. Who does Cross visit when he has trouble sleeping?
5. What causes the event that happens to the killer after he shoots his hostage?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. Briefly discuss the marital problems between the Johnsons. Why are these problems important to this novel?
3. Why doesn't the message board censor go directly to police with the information when it first starts appearing?
4. Discuss when the investigator realizes the plan and his reaction.
5. Where is Roosevelt Military Academy located? Name two reasons it is important to this novel.
6. What is unusual about Jill's phone call to the President?
7. Why does the Truth School killer have a seizure, and why is this information important to the novel?
8. Why do Jack and Jill get another person to act as hit man in one of their murders?
9. How does the investigator arrange a situation in which he could take down the Truth School killer? Explain this reasoning.
10. Why does the President decide to honor all of his scheduled appearances? Is this vanity or valor, and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Define symbolism. Discuss fathers as a symbol in Jack and Jill. How does this symbol relate to the story? Why is this an important aspect of symbolism in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the motive of the Truth School killer. What role did his personal background play in his decision to kill? What role, if any, did his medication play in the murders?
Essay Topic 3
What is a motif in literature? After defining the term, select a motif from Jack and Jill and discuss it in detail.
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