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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. Buffalo Bill has how many known victims?
2. Dr. Lecter gave Clarice Klaus's cause of death. What did he say it was?
3. Why did Jack Crawford turn down Dr. Lecter's original offer of assistance in the Buffalo Bill case?
4. Whom does Dr. Lecter thank as he is leaving in the ambulance to be taken to Tennessee?
5. What was the name of the agent who recruited Clarice? She later refers to this character as "a two-faced recruiting sergeant son of a bitch."
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Dr. Lecter's taunts and remarks affect Clarice? Is her character strong enough to face a madman like Dr. Lecter?
2. How does Clarice demonstrate her resourcefulness at the storage unit crime scene?
3. Why doesn't Dr. Lecter think that Buffalo Bill is a sadist, and what does he think Buffalo Bill actually wants?
4. As Catherine Martin examines her situation, what does she see, and what does she come to realize?
5. In Chapter 18, Crawford explains that he wants Clarice to talk to Dr. Lecter again. Why?
6. Do you think that Clarice's actions at the storage space were born out of desperation?
7. What factors might have combined to make Catherine Martin vulnerable to attack?
8. What is Crawford's angle to get Dr. Lecter to assist the FBI in the Buffalo Bill investigation?
9. What creature does Clarice compare Dr. Chilton to and why?
10. Do you think Clarice sees Crawford as a father figure? Why or why not?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Thomas Harris' development of Dr. Lecter's character is incisive and disturbing. Do you think this story is more about Dr. Lecter than Buffalo Bill, or do you think there is a tandem development of the two? Which killer seems more frightening: Dr. Lecter with his impressive intelligence and almost unparalleled ability to manipulate, or Buffalo Bill's seemingly primal drive to have the perfect woman suit?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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