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. What does the President forbid Cross to do?

2. Who escapes through the Holland Tunnel after the President's New York speech is interrupted?

3. Who is the hero after the capture of the Truth School killer?

4. Which nearby school does an investigator visit to see if any teachers witnessed anything unusual around the time of the Truth School killings?

5. Who is shot and killed when the President's New York speech is interrupted?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Briefly discuss the marital problems between the Johnsons. Why are these problems important to this novel?

3. Why does the Truth School killer have a seizure, and why is this information important to the novel?

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

5. Why do Jack and Jill get another person to act as hit man in one of their murders?

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. Discuss why Hawkins is so confident at Madison Square Garden.

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

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 Truth School killer want to talk with the investigator?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the life of the author. Who wrote this novel? What is his background? List his other published works and anything special about this book in relation to others the author may have written.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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