American Psycho Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

2. What causes a man to believe that Bateman is flirting with him on the street as he heads to the store?

3. Why does Bateman go out to buy gifts for everyone instead of sending Jean to do it?

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

5. What magazine does Bateman decide to read when he is at his desk when he comes into work late that day?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Bateman lecture a homeless man about on his way home from a black tie dinner?

3. Why does Bateman tell the girl he met at Nell's to go home after they have sex with each other?

4. What does Bateman experience when he is watching Bono in U2 for the first time when out with friends?

5. How does Bateman brush off the girl from his apartment who wants to make a date with him?

6. What does Bateman reveal about his feelings toward Jean, who he has been seeing regularly?

7. What does Bateman do with the body of Paul Owen after he murders him? Where does he put it?

8. What does Bateman use to kill the woman he picks up at a club during the first part of this section?

9. What does the private detective already seem to believe about the disappearance of Paul Owen?

10. How does Luis cause a scene when Bateman rejects him in the store?

Essay 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

Bateman seems to be a killer of opportunity rather than one who plans ahead of time.

Part 1: Why do you think Bateman kills men and their dogs so often in this book?

Part 2: Why do you think that Bateman doesn't plan his kills ahead of time, though he seems to be so regimented in the rest of his life?

Part 3: Do you think Bateman likes to kill a particular sort of person? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The men in the book seem focused on materials, women, and on getting drugs as well.

Part 1: Do you think the lifestyle of the men in this book is one which is considered to be ideal in today's society? Why or why not?

Part 2: How do you perceive the men in this book? Would you be friends with them? Why or why not?

Part 3: Why do you think the men in this book seem only to be interested in pleasure?

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