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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 was the breakfast Herb had on his last day alive?
(a) Bacon and eggs.
(b) Apple and milk.
(c) Oatmeal and juice.
(d) Cereal and milk.

2. Which individual was a rodeo-performer at one time?
(a) Perry Smith.
(b) Richard Clutter.
(c) Kenyon Clutter.
(d) Nancy Clutter.

3. How many people had Hickock murdered before the Clutter crime?
(a) 3.
(b) 2.
(c) 1.
(d) 0.

4. What activity did Nancy, Kenyon, and Herb do on their final night alive?
(a) Watch TV.
(b) Play board games with Bobby.
(c) Read.
(d) Bake pies.

5. Which two individual met at the drugstore the night of the murder?
(a) Perry Smith and Eveanna Clutter.
(b) Perry Smith and Richard Hickock.
(c) Richard Hickock and Kenyon Clutter.
(d) Nancy Clutter and Kenyon Clutter.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to the lodge that Smith and his father built and ran in Alaska?

2. How did Hickock and Smith meet?

3. Who claimed Smith is a good person who had not gotten any breaks?

4. Who joined the Merchant Marines?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How do you think the police knew where to find Smith and Hickock?

2. Explain at least two things that happened to Dewey which some might think would be positive events in an investigation, but in this case lead nowhere.

3. Why were the Christmas holidays hard on Bobby Rupp?

4. Why was the car that Smith and Hickock drive to Mexico weighed down?

5. On what did the doctor blame much of Smith's mental health damage?

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

7. What was the last thing Capote describes Nancy as doing before her death?

8. Why do you think Smith was impressed about the Clutter funeral?

9. Who was able to secure Hickock and Smith some money after the murders?

10. In what way does Capote set the scene in Part 1 of In Cold Blood?

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