Violets Are Blue 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. Who is jealous of Cross' feelings for a colleague?

2. Craig's description of what sends Cross over the edge?

3. How does Hughes survey the area?

4. What is the supposed Vampire Capital of the World?

5. Who spots the cops at the magicians' house?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Cross handle staying at home during his recovery?

2. Why is the Mastermind angry with Cross? Is the anger reasonable?

3. How does the crowd at the fetish ball react when they realize Cross and Hughes are cops?

4. Why is Peter Westin in the black truck? Is Cross surprised at Westin's presence?

5. Why does the Mastermind call Cross to talk about the Taylors' murders?

6. Why is Cross in a panic when he reaches San Francisco?

7. Why does Cross think Craig killed his brother? Is the feeling accurate?

8. How does Cross react when Jamilla reiterates her intense dislike of Craig?

9. Why does Cross resign from the police department? How will the change affect Nana and the kids?

10. How is Cross able to stay in San Francisco when his family might be in danger?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

John Sampson typically plays an integral role in the Alex Cross series. However, in "Violets are Blue," Sampson has a supporting, albeit important, role. Why is Sampson's role in the story important? How might the story have changed if Sampson had not been involved?

Essay Topic 3

What is a fetish? What is the purpose of having a fetish ball? Would the story be able to move forward given a different setting for the final murders?

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