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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Kenyon spend hours in the basement doing?
(a) Reading.
(b) Baking blueberry pies.
(c) Working on his mechanical inventions.
(d) Leading meetings of a variety of school clubs.

2. Who was Nancy's boyfriend?
(a) Perry Smith.
(b) Herb Clutter.
(c) Richard Hickock.
(d) Bobby Rupp.

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

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

5. How much was the life insurance police that Herb Clutter took out worth?
(a) $20,000.
(b) $60,000.
(c) $80,000.
(d) $40,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the largest town near Holcomb?

2. What was one of the former jobs of Alvin Dewey?

3. What was the purpose of the book, "A History of My Boy's Life"?

4. Of what was Dewey an agent?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Hickock want to ditch the hitchhikers?

2. Why did Mrs. Meier develop an affection for Smith?

3. Why did Smith say he cut Mr. Clutter's throat?

4. What happened while Mr. Helm was pruning the flowers in the Clutters' garden?

5. It was because of whose relationship with the Clutters that they end up murdered?

6. Where did Smith and Hickock find their next stolen car, a 1956 Chevrolet?

7. Why was Nancy Clutter admired for her energy and industry?

8. Why did Hickock study law while he awaited his execution?

9. Explain some of the details of Smith's dream.

10. How did Smith hope to pay back all of the people he and Hickock had taken advantage of through their criminal activities?

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