From Hell: Being a Melodrama in Sixteen Parts 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. What is significant about Druitt's acquaintance, who gets him drunk?

2. How does Netley manage to pick up Kate Eddows?

3. According to false evidence and the letter, who is Druitt identified as?

4. For what reason is Whitechapel in a frenzy at the beginning of Chapter 9?

5. What does Abberline discover during the inquests into Mary's murder?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gull do to Mary Kelly's body?

2. For what reasons is the deceased Druitt identified as Jack the Ripper?

3. Why is Liz's body not disfigured by Gull?

4. What discovery does Mary Kelly make in Chapter 8?

5. How does Mary Kelly spend her days before her murder?

6. Who is Montague John Druitt?

7. Why does Mary Kelly agree to a sexual liaison with Abberline?

8. How does Gull justify his violence to Queen Victoria in Chapter 9?

9. What is in the letter Mary left for Abberline?

10. How and why does Lees get Abberline to go to Gull's house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the hiding of one's identity relate to the idea of power in this book? Compose a clear thesis statement on this topic. Points that should be considered in this discussion include (but not exclusively) the choice made by Abberline and Lees, Mary Kelly assuming the name of "Emma" around Abberline, the framing of Montague John Druitt, and Albert traveling incognito, as well as how Albert's identity affects Annie Crook (and the rest of the prostitutes).

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the abuse of power in "From Hell" in the following format:

Part 1) Queen Victoria's orders to murder the blackmailers.

Part 2) The Nichol Mob.

Part 3) Gull's handling of Annie Crook.

Part 4) Gull's defense of his violence to Queen Victoria.

Part 5) Gull and Sir Charles Warren.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the use of homosexuality in "From Hell" in the following format:

Part 1) Albert and Sickert's relationship.

Part 2) Albert soliciting sexual favors from his friends to ease his guilty conscience.

Part 3) Druitt and his dismissal from his school.

Part 4) The party Druitt attends.

Part 5) Mary Kelly's brief, lesbian relationships before her death.

Compose a clear thesis statement and use the above as a guideline.

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