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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 were the police hoping to use to identify the killer but proves to be a dead end?
2. What is Aunt Lula?
3. What has Dolarhyde made an appointment for?
4. What is suggested happened to cause the explosion after the house caught on fire?
5. Who is Reba having dinner with explaining that she doesn't want to see him anymore?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Dolarhyde tell Reba about the Leeds family and the Jacobi family?
2. Why does Reba refuse Dolarhyde's offer for a ride home?
3. What is Graham's response when the mockingbird whistles in Chapter 51?
4. Describe Reba's trip to see the Tiger and the reaction of the people involved.
5. What does the letter from Dr. Lecter say that Graham receives while in the hospital?
6. Why are the police anxious to have a profile of the killer in Chapter 34?
7. What strikes Graham as odd about the killer showing up at the Brooklyn Museum?
8. What is the trouble with finding Dolarhyde's home?
9. What happens when Dolarhyde appears at Graham's house?
10. When Dolarhyde has a discussion with the Dragon in Chapter 37 what are the main differences in the two personalities?
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
Graham honestly seems to hate the ability he has to delve into the killer's mind. Would Graham be better at what he does if he didn't hate what his ability did to him? What is it about Graham's attributes that makes him hate his job? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Why does Dolarhyde become desperate to destroy the Dragon even though it is the Dragon that Dolarhyde believes he gets his power from? Why was Dolarhyde unable to break loose of the Dragon's grasp?
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