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. William remembers which consensual partner?

2. What does the Mastermind do at the Cross house?

3. Which philosopher believed that the world only gets more vile and wicked?

4. At what time does the Mastermind arrive at the Cross house?

5. Where is Cross' normal day job?

Short Essay Questions

1. What prompted William and Michael's love of extreme sports? Why are the sports so appealing?

2. What are some of the reasons that becoming an FBI agent seems appealing to Cross? How would leaving the Metro police department affect Cross?

3. Why is Jamilla so angry with Craig? Is the anger based on reality or perception?

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

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

6. Why do the police believe that more than two vampires are responsible for the murders? What proof do they have that it might be true?

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

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

9. Why did William reject the trampy girls? How did the girls react to the rejection?

10. How do you think the Mastermind is connected to Cross? Why do Cross' partners keep being murdered by the Mastermind?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

At the end of the story, Cross knocks Craig unconscious and then phones home to capture the killer's confession on an answering machine. How did Cross known Craig would confess? Examine Patterson's use of irony in this final stage using Craig's tool of terror.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

During the fetish ball, two vampire princes are murdered before they can be crowned. What was the purpose of the murders? Were the victims part of the plan or were their deaths borne of opportunity?

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