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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the Mastermind?
2. Where does Cross finally confront Craig?
3. Who spots the cops at the magicians' house?
4. Craig's description of what sends Cross over the edge?
5. What was the purpose of Daniel and Charles' deaths?
Essay Topic 1
Part of the Mastermind's plan was to stalk and harass Cross before killing the detective. The Mastermind made good use of the phone to complete the plan. Craig electronically altered his voice and set up a remote trigger to place the calls. Explain how this might have been achieved.
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
Craig fell in love with Kate McTiernan during the Casanova case and still has feelings for the doctor. Why does Craig choose to involve Kate in the plot to kill Cross? Is Craig able to keep his affections separate from the plan?
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