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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Smith's recurring nightmare begin?
(a) In childhood.
(b) In jail.
(c) In his late teens.
(d) After the murders.

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

3. Where is the small drugstore that is described in part one of In Cold Blood?
(a) Kansas City at Olathe
(b) Holcomb, Kansas
(c) Olathe, Texas
(d) Kansas City at Holcom

4. On what day did the events described in part one of In Cold Blood take place?
(a) November 15, 1950.
(b) December 15, 1959.
(c) November 15, 1959.
(d) December 15, 1950.

5. Which of the following is not an accurate description of Herb Clutter?
(a) Spartan.
(b) No-nonsense.
(c) Frugal.
(d) Bad business sense.

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

7. How old was Alvin Adams Dewey in Part 2 of In Cold Blood?
(a) 37.
(b) 57.
(c) 74.
(d) 47.

8. What did Mr. Helm see in Mrs. Clutter's window?
(a) A ghost.
(b) Someone inside.
(c) Flowers.
(d) A shotgun and knife.

9. In Smith's nightmare, what always saved him in the end?
(a) A yellow, finch-like bird.
(b) A green, finch-like bird.
(c) A green, parrot-like bird.
(d) A yellow, parrot-like bird.

10. Smith had a premonition that what awaited both he and Hickock?
(a) A treasure.
(b) A trap.
(c) A yellow parrot.
(d) A funeral.

11. What was Smith's sister's name?
(a) Nancy.
(b) Gibson.
(c) Otto.
(d) Barbara.

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

13. Why was Agent Dewey unable to sleep while working on the Clutter case?
(a) His mind was always on the Clutter case.
(b) He was hunting for Smith and Hickock.
(c) His agents needed his attention at night.
(d) His wife complained about how much time he was working.

14. Which individual was in a car accident that left his face crooked?
(a) Perry Smith.
(b) Richard Hickock.
(c) Perry Hickock.
(d) Herb Clutter.

15. Who went to the Clutter household every Sunday morning?
(a) Nancy Ewalt.
(b) Richard Hickock.
(c) Susan Kidwell.
(d) Perry Smith.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who had won blue ribbons for baking pies?

2. Where did Mrs. Clutter spend the majority of her time?

3. Which individual is part Cherokee, with dark eyes, and a dark complexion?

4. Which two states did Smith and Hickock travel through before they made their way to Mexico?

5. How many children did the Clutter's have?

(see the answer keys)

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