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. While experiencing visions, what is Gull doing?

2. What does a police officer tell Gull about Kate Eddows, who has given a false name upon arrest?

3. Fill in the blank: Druitt's occupations are as a schoolteacher and a _____.

4. Whom does Abberline see at the murder scene?

5. Who replaces the resigned Warren?

Short Essay Questions

1. What comprises the inquest and testimonies that Abberline endures for Mary's death?

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

3. Why does Lees call upon Abberline in Chapter 9?

4. What is the result of Abberline taking his information about Gull to his superiors?

5. Why does Abberline give Mary Kelly money?

6. How does Albert spend his time in Chapter 9?

7. What is heard outside of Mary Kelly's building, and what are the results?

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

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

10. What leads up to Gull and Netley writing the letter "from Hell"?

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

Why does Gull frequently go into fugues during the murders? What visions does he experience in these times? How does the author blend fact with fiction during the murder of Annie? How does Gull's vision in the alleyway differ from the series of visions he suffers during the mutilation of Mary Kelly? What hints are given throughout the novel that Gull is merely hallucinating at these points? Conversely, what hints point to Gull truly experiencing what he sees in his visions? How do these fugues differ from the theories of the fourth dimension?

Essay Topic 3

What is the fourth dimension? How do the other characters react to this theory? What is significant about the conception of Hitler being linked to Gull's first murder? What happens to Gull in his final moments alive? How is the fourth dimension utilized in the framing of this story? Do other characters beyond Gull appear to grasp its significance? How is the fourth dimension linked to Gull's mysticism and beliefs?

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