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The Silence of the Lambs Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Dr. Lecter offers his "insight" on Buffalo Bill in return for what from Clarice?



2. What is notable about the vacation spot that Senator Martin offers to Dr. Lecter in return for information to aid in the return of her daughter?



3. What does Jack Crawford think that Dr. Lecter might have done just for fun?



4. When the roll-up door gets stuck, how does Clarice open it far enough for her to get under?



5. Who killed the man in the Packard and why?



Short Essay Questions

1. Working under time pressure, what information will Clarice present to Dr. Lecter as inside information? Why is Clarice not to trust Dr. Chilton?



2. What pivotal event happens to Jack Crawford in Chapter 45, and how does he respond to this event?



3. What might the Black Witch Moth symbolize to Buffalo Bill?



4. Why doesn't Dr. Lecter think that Buffalo Bill is a sadist, and what does he think Buffalo Bill actually wants?



5. Do you think Clarice sees Crawford as a father figure? Why or why not?



6. What price did Clarice pay to stay on the Buffalo Bill investigation, and do you think she feels the price was too high?



7. What advice does Crawford give Clarice about being a good leader?



8. What happens to frustrate Clarice after she learns of Catherine Martin's abduction by Buffalo Bill?



9. Does Clarice gain insight into the person Frederica Bimmel was by exploring her room? What conclusions about Frederica does Clarice draw from the brief time she spends at the Bimmel house?



10. Why is Dr. Lecter called "Hannibal the Cannibal"? Give an example. Does his viciousness tell you anything about his psychoses?



Essay Topics

In Chapters 12 and 13, Crawford's treatment of Clarisse at Potter's Funeral Home while inspecting the body of Buffalo Bill's latest victim is carefully scripted, though this is not apparent to Clarisse at the time. How does Clarisse feel when Crawford asks to see the sheriff to speak "man-to-man"? How does Clarisse find out that Crawford had ulterior motives in getting the deputy to speak to him alone? What is her reaction to this? Does Clarisse have a point, and do you think that point is taken?

Describe Jame Gumb's basement. How did he use the back rooms? Why did he stop using the back rooms? Where does he keep Catherine Martin? What does he call his victims to depersonalize them? What does he demand that his victims do to their skin every day and why?

Clarisse is a strong, independent woman, but in the beginning of the novel, one gets the feeling that she is slightly intimidated by the men around her. Why would Clarisse feel intimidated? Is there a turning point where she no longer appears to feel intimidated? If so, when does that turning point occur, and what happens to make you feel that she has finally come to feel equal to the men around her?

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