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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 Milo accuse Guy of doing to Jamey?
2. What is Skinny's real name?
3. Why is Peter said to have hung himself often?
4. Who calls Heather concerning information on Jamey's case?
5. What does Mrs. Vann do that allows Alex to find her?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what Milo and Alex find on Radovic's boat.
2. Who does Alex plan to investigate on his own and what happens when he goes looking for this person?
3. When Alex returns to the art gallery in Chapter 21, what does Alex learn about Gary's artwork that contains a book with the word diary on it?
4. What is Lou's involvement in Bitter Canyon and how does he help Alex in the murder investigation?
5. Where does Alex meet with Gary for the first time and what does Gary tell him?
6. What is found that proves Heather's involvement in hurting Jamey?
7. What information do Alex and Jennifer find during their research together?
8. What does Mrs. Vann say her involvement with Dr. Mainwaring and Jamey are?
9. Why did Alex insist on having a meeting with Souza in Chapter 30?
10. What is Jamey's condition at the end of Chapter 25?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Alex is given the chance to meet with Jamey in jail for the first time in Chapter 11. What happens during the meeting? What do the events that occur at the meeting show what may be going on with Jamey mentally? Give examples from the reading in order to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Alex meets Jennifer in Chapter 16 and a friendship ensues. Who is Jennifer? What do the two have in common that initiates a friendship between them? Support your answer with examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 26, Alex and Milo find Jack Cadmus's diary. Where is the diary found? What is in the diary that is so important to solving the murder case? Justify your answer with examples from the novel.
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