American Psycho 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. Bateman decides to go for a ______________ at a local salon and spa, a part of his routine.

2. Bateman brushes his teeth with ____________ different products, ____________ times, with ___________ different toothbrushes.

3. Evelyn has hired ___________ to be the wait staff at her annual holiday party, which is disturbing and fascinating to Bateman.

4. Who becomes offended by the whole bathroom situation and storms out of the club?

5. Bateman has dinner with _________ and her friends at a place called Deck Chairs one evening in this section of the book.

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Price and Bateman realize about the drugs that they have received from the dealer?

2. What does Bateman give as an excuse as to why Evelyn cannot come over to his apartment?

3. When Evelyn asks whether Bateman has seen Tim Price, what does Bateman reveal that he knows about Price?

4. What happens between Tim Price and the homeless man at the start of the novel?

5. Why doesn't Bateman just have someone else do his Christmas shopping for him as he knows Jean would?

6. What does Bateman feel he has embarrassed himself with in the course of the dinner conversation?

7. Why is Bateman worried when they arrive at Pastels at the start of this section of the book?

8. What is disturbing to Bateman about the party which Evelyn throws for the Christmas holiday?

9. Why is the man who opens up the laundry from Bateman not surprised by what he finds in the bag?

10. What are two of the subjects Bateman and his friends discuss when they are out at Harry's?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Bateman becomes outraged when Evelyn brings up the idea of getting married, though he has never mentioned marriage to her before.

Part 1: Why do you think Evelyn believes she and Bateman will one day get married?

Part 2: Why do you think Bateman becomes so outraged with the idea of getting married to someone?

Part 3: Do you think that Bateman is capable of getting married? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

While Bateman confesses to the horrific things he has done, everyone he tells refuses to believe him.

Part 1: Why do you think Bateman even feels the need to confess for the crimes he has committed?

Part 2: Why do you think that Bateman's friends and lawyer don't believe that he could ever be a killer?

Part 3: How do you think you would react if Bateman told you that he was a killer? Would you believe him if you knew him?

Essay Topic 3

Bateman doesn't correct a fellow coworker who mistakes him for another man as he seems to want to take over the account himself.

Part 1: Why do you think Bateman doesn't mind taking on the false identity?

Part 2: Do you think it's ethical to lie about who you are in order to get ahead in a job? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you think you would have handled someone mistaking you for someone else? Why?

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