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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does Dr. Lecter thank as he is leaving in the ambulance to be taken to Tennessee?
(a) Barney.
(b) Clarice.
(c) Dr. Chilton's secretary.
(d) Dr. Chilton.

2. What did Dr. Lecter tell Clarice she would find in the Packard?
(a) A valentine.
(b) A collection of 8-track tapes.
(c) A dead body.
(d) Dr. Lecter's patient notes.

3. Where does Buffalo Bill keep his victims?
(a) In a cage made with chicken wire.
(b) In a wooden box under his bed.
(c) In a deep pit.
(d) In a dark, windowless room.

4. What does Jack Crawford think that Dr. Lecter might have done just for fun?
(a) Ingested a human liver.
(b) Killed his entire family when he was just a child.
(c) Turned loose a bunch of dangerous lunatics.
(d) Tried on women's clothing and shoes.

5. What is Buffalo Bill's routine with his victims?
(a) He puts them in a hole and buries them up to their neck.
(b) He shoots them and dumps them in a ravine.
(c) He abducts them, keeps them for a week, skins them alive, and dumps them in a river.
(d) He abducts them, calls the family for ransom, collects the money, and then kills them.

6. Why does Jack Crawford want Clarice to start talking to Dr. Lecter again?
(a) Because he wants to get Clarice out of the way, and he thinks getting her to talk to Dr. Lecter will do just that.
(b) Because he thinks Dr. Lecter can teach Clarice some profiling skills.
(c) Because he thinks Clarice can get Dr. Lecter to tell her who Buffalo Bill really is.
(d) Because he believes Dr. Lecter lied about the how, why and by whom of Klaus' death.

7. Dr. Lecter tells Clarice that Buffalo Bill wants to change into a woman. What does Dr. Lecter claim that Buffalo Bill is doing to attain that goal?
(a) Buffalo Bill is making a girl suit out of real girls.
(b) Buffalo Bill is undergoing gender reassignment.
(c) Buffalo Bill is changing his appearance through plastic surgery.
(d) Buffalo Bill is cross-dressing.

8. What is the name of Jame Gumb's poodle?
(a) Fluffy.
(b) Princess.
(c) Cotton.
(d) Precious.

9. Describe Dr. Lecter's "lodgings" and "uniform" while his cell is being cleaned.
(a) He is moved to another cell, wearing the typical hospital whites.
(b) He is locked in a plexiglass box wearing only underwear.
(c) Bound to a mover's hand truck with a straightjacket, leg restraints, canvas webbing, and over his face, a hockey mask.
(d) He is cuffed to a pole, wearing a straightjacket and a gag.

10. Who is the first to arrive at the storage facility when backup is called for?
(a) Dr. Chilton.
(b) The press.
(c) The Baltimore police department.
(d) The FBI.

11. What creature from her childhood reminds Clarice of Dr. Chilton?
(a) A preening rooster.
(b) An insignificant ant.
(c) An opportunistic crow.
(d) A glue factory bound horse.

12. How long does the FBI have before the Baltimore police department begins to "strong-arm" Dr. Lecter for information on the victim's whereabouts?
(a) Twenty-four hours.
(b) A week.
(c) Three days.
(d) Three weeks.

13. What is Jame Gumb's physical description?
(a) White male, between the ages of 28 and 32 with blonde hair and green eyes.
(b) White male, thirty-four, six feet one inch, 205 pounds, brown and blue, no distinguishing marks.
(c) White male, thirty-something, just above six feet, very thin with brown hair and brown eyes.
(d) No physical description is provided.

14. Why did Clarice get angry with Jack Crawford at the funeral home?
(a) Because he made inappropriate advances toward her.
(b) Because he didn't like what she was wearing.
(c) Because he didn't respect her abilities even though she wasn't an official FBI agent yet.
(d) Because he said that the men shouldn't talk about the case in front of a woman.

15. What does Clarice do in Chapter 4 to gather more information for her research on one of Dr. Lecter's victims?
(a) She visits the stacks of the local library.
(b) She goes back to Quantico and accesses microfilm.
(c) She visits the victim's family.
(d) She contacts the Baltimore police and goes through their files.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Clarice moved to her new home after the death of her father, what did she discover was the purpose of that location?

2. What is unique about Dr. Lecter's accommodations?

3. Why did Jack Crawford turn down Dr. Lecter's original offer of assistance in the Buffalo Bill case?

4. After her father's death when she was a child, where did Clarice live?

5. The flutist for the Baltimore Philharmonic was missing two organs when he was discovered. What were the organs?

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