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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 does Dolarhyde NOT have in his huge ledger that he got at the bankruptcy sale?

2. What excuse does Dolarhyde say that he wants the infrared film for?

3. What is Lecter promised in return for looking at the murder case for Graham?

4. What did Eileen's boyfriend make fun of at a party that Eileen apologizes for?

5. What forensic evidence do they find on the letter from Lecter from the "Tooth Fairy"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is odd about Dolarhyde's speech when he talks to Eileen in Chapter 9?

2. What is the thermos used for that Dolarhyde puts in Lounds' lap?

3. What arrangement does Graham make with Lecter when he goes to visit Lecter in Chapter 7?

4. What does the range master note about the couple, Graham and Molly, at the shooting range at the end of Chapter 15?

5. How is Dolarhyde's confrontation with the newspaper stand vendor different than what Dolarhyde would have done in the past?

6. Why does Graham go back to the Leeds' house again in Chapter 5?

7. Describe the ledger that Dolarhyde uses to put his newspaper clippings in in Chapter 11.

8. Describe the conversation Wendy and Graham have at Lounds' gravesite?

9. In Chapter 6 how does Graham describe his encounter with Dr. Lecter?

10. What does Marian's mother do with Francis Dolarhyde to exact revenge upon her daughter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dr. Lecter never is shown revealing any emotion except in Graham's recalling. What does this reveal about Dr. Lecter? Does this make him more or less believable as a "bad guy" in the story? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Why did Dolarhyde want Reba to go and be able to touch the tiger at the zoo? Why did this create such strong feelings in Dolarhyde?

Essay Topic 3

After Dolarhyde eats the painting of the Dragon he tells himself that he can "choose anything now." Explain why this didn't free him as he believed it would. Could this act have freed him had later circumstances been different? Explain.

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