Violets Are Blue Test | Mid-Book 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. Why has the stalker left so many clues?

2. Which is one of the places the vampires go to find a victim?

3. What was the couple doing when attacked?

4. In what hotel do the victims have a suite?

5. What was the name of Cross' wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Cross react to his meeting with Peter Westin? Is the meeting successful?

2. What is Alex Cross' perception of Jamilla Hughes? Why is Cross reluctant to get close to Jamilla?

3. Why aren't the killers interested in money or material possessions? Why do the vampires always leave money and jewelery behind after killing a victim?

4. Who are the kids found in the old house? How do they react to outsiders?

5. Who is Irwin Snyder? Why is he important to the story?

6. How are Craig and Cross tied to Kate McTiernan? How has their relationship changed?

7. While at home, Cross takes little Alex out for a walk in his stroller. What does Cross request from Little Alex?

8. Why do William and Michael decide not to go after Cross and Craig? Were the brothers' assumptions correct?

9. Why does Cross think that becoming involved with Jamilla could be dangerous? How does Jamilla react to Cross' distance?

10. Why did the brothers stop in Savannah? What was their opinion of the city?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kate McTiernan played a victim in one of Patterson's previous novels where she was kidnapped by the Casanova killer. Examine how the author uses Kate to show how each character has grown and changed.

Essay Topic 2

The Mastermind is revealed to be Kyle Craig, Cross' friend and colleague. How is it possible that the Mastermind could stalk and terrorize Cross for so long without being found out? Why was Cross blind to Craig's clues? What was the biggest clue left by Craig?

Essay Topic 3

Peter Westin, the new Sire, is captured and taken off to jail. What do you think will happen to Westin? Do you think Westin will be charged with murder? What will happen within the vampire community without the presence of the Sire?

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