Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit Test | Mid-Book 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. What did Douglas' wife do for a job while living in Milwaukee?

2. In Chapter 4, what terrifying experience happened to Douglas?

3. In Chapter 8, what case did Douglas use to show how profiling narrows the suspect list?

4. What did Douglas think of Kemper?

5. What does Douglas claim is a critical part of profiling?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Hoover's opinion on profiling.

2. Describe Douglas' life in Milwaukee.

3. Describe William Heirens. Include why he committed his crime and what he accomplished in prison.

4. Describe the metaphor "betting on raindrops rolling down the window."

5. What childhood story of Douglas' led to the term "everybody has a rock?" When did Douglas use the term again in Chapter 10?

6. Describes what happened when a murder suspect in Chapter 10 saw a bloody rock during an interrogation.

7. What was the first crime Kemper committed, and where was he sent as punishment?

8. Describe Douglas' childhood.

9. Describe Douglas' opinion of the interview study at the conclusion of the study.

10. Why did the Office of Professional Responsibility censure Douglas?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Douglas makes two interesting analogies about killers in Chapter 1-5. In the first analogy, he compares killers to lions stalking weak prey. In the second, he is comparing killers to bettors who bet on raindrops rolling down the window. Choose one of these analogies and explain it's meaning, the context in which it is mentioned in the book, and one killer whom the analogy describes. Why does it describe this killer?

Essay Topic 2

Douglas decides to title each chapter. Why do you believe he chooses to do so? Pick one chapter title and analyze it. What does this title mean to Douglas? What does it mean in the context of that chapter? Cite examples from the text to explain your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Douglas' life from his childhood to the end of the book. Focus on what you believe to be the most eventful and life changing moments. You should mention three to four events and how each changed Douglas' life. How did each event lead him to the next stage of his life?

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