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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many people attended the Clutter funeral?
(a) 2,000.
(b) 1,000.
(c) 500.
(d) 100.

2. When Hickock and Smith went out on the boat, who did not go into the water?
(a) Smith.
(b) Otto.
(c) Hickock.
(d) Helm.

3. Who did one of the agents find out had a negative business transaction with the Clutters and had made threats toward Herb?
(a) Bobby Rupp.
(b) A father and son.
(c) A pair of men who did not know the family at all.
(d) A pair of men; one who knew the family and his accomplice.

4. Who did Agent Dewey believe committed the crime?
(a) A pair of men; one who knew the family and his accomplice.
(b) Bobby Rupp.
(c) A pair of men who did not know the family at all.
(d) A father and son team who had a business transaction with the Clutters.

5. What happened to the passing stranger who was considered a suspect in the Clutter murders?
(a) He was cleared of the murders.
(b) He claimed the life insurance money and left.
(c) He escaped before anyone could determine his involvement.
(d) He was arrested.

6. What do the locals describe Herb's wife as suffering from?
(a) Alcoholism.
(b) Drug addiction.
(c) Seizures.
(d) Spells.

7. Who claimed Smith should stop blaming everyone else for his problems and accept the responsibility himself?
(a) His father.
(b) Barbara.
(c) Dewey.
(d) Betty.

8. Which individual believed that treasure hunting was an unrealistic fantasy?
(a) Hickock.
(b) Smith.
(c) Helm.
(d) Dewey.

9. Which individual was found dead on top of the mattress box?
(a) Nancy.
(b) Mr. Clutter.
(c) Kenyon.
(d) Mrs. Clutter.

10. Why was a passing stranger considered a suspect in the Clutter murders?
(a) He had a hunting knife only.
(b) He had a shotgun only.
(c) He had a shotgun and a hunting knife.
(d) He was found trying to claim the life insurance money.

11. Mrs. Clutter experienced depression after which event?
(a) Birth of her last two children.
(b) Death of her mother.
(c) Marriage of her oldest child.
(d) Death of her father.

12. Who concluded that Smith and his sister could have no relationship?
(a) Barbara.
(b) Hickock.
(c) Dewey.
(d) Willie-Jay.

13. What was one of the former jobs of Alvin Dewey?
(a) Mayor of Finney County.
(b) Sheriff of Olathe Kansas.
(c) Sheriff of Kansas City.
(d) Sheriff of Finney County.

14. Which kind of treatment did Bonnie receive?
(a) Oncological.
(b) Psychiatric.
(c) Acupuncture.
(d) Allergy.

15. Which individual is shown to be primarily a schemer and a con man?
(a) Nancy Clutter.
(b) Perry Hickock.
(c) Richard Hickock.
(d) Perry Smith.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was wrong with Smith's mother?

2. How old was Herb Clutter when he died?

3. Which of the Clutter's children was known as the town darling?

4. Why are the initials on the binoculars important?

5. Which term best describes how Dewey described the motive at his first press conference?

(see the answer keys)

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