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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 was the occupation of the Truth School killer's father?
2. Who does the Truth School killer ask for by name?
3. What causes the event that happens to the killer after he shoots his hostage?
4. Where is the President scheduled to speak during his New York visit?
5. Who sees the specific information that is communicated regarding the Truth School killings?
Short Essay Questions
1. Briefly discuss the marital problems between the Johnsons. Why are these problems important to this novel?
2. What does Jack's killing of the general and his son show about his character?
3. How does the killer respond when the message board censor removes vivid postings regarding the Truth School murders?
4. Why does the Truth School killer have abandonment issues?
5. Why does the President decide to honor all of his scheduled appearances? Is this vanity or valor, and why?
6. What is the theme of the Truth School killer, and how does it explain his motive?
7. Where is Roosevelt Military Academy located? Name two reasons it is important to this novel.
8. Discuss why Hawkins is so confident at Madison Square Garden.
9. Why does the Truth School killer want to talk with the investigator?
10. Why doesn't the message board censor go directly to police with the information when it first starts appearing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the genre of Jack and Jill and the sub-genre category under which the novel falls. Is there another genre the novel might also be classified as? Support your answers.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Explain the difference between static and dynamic characters. Identify the static and dynamic characters of this novel and explain how each of them fit the category to which you have assigned them.
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