The Silence of the Lambs Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Krendler do in response to Clarice's unauthorized visit to Dr. Lecter?

2. What music does Dr. Lecter request?

3. In what contest did Jame Gumb's mother participate?

4. What is the last question Jame Gumb asks Clarice?

5. Where is the Hostage Rescue Team going to apprehend Buffalo Bill?

Short Essay Questions

1. Do the Memphis guards underestimate Dr. Lecter? How do you know?

2. How does Catherine Martin throw the proverbial wrench into Jame Gumb's harvest rituals?

3. Once Clarice finds out about Jame Gumb and the FBI team on its way to Illinois to apprehend the killer, how and why does she continue her investigation?

4. At what point is it apparent to Clarice that Jame Gumb is Buffalo Bill?

5. What happens after Clarice realizes that Jame Gumb is Buffalo Bill, and he realizes she knows?

6. How does Dr. Lecter escape?

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

8. What is Catherine's plan, and describe her attempts to get Jame Gumb to release her?

9. Do you think that Paul Krendler helps or hinders the investigation by giving in to Senator Martin's wishes?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jack Crawford's wife, Bella, is dying. He is consumed with guilt about her illness and his inability to be with her at all times. How does Crawford manifest this guilt in his work? Do you think his pursuit of Buffalo Bill is intensified because of this guilt? Explain why or why not, using references from the book to support your choice.

Essay Topic 2

Strength and perseverance keep Catherine Martin from losing hope once she has been abducted. Though her situation seems hopeless, she finds an inner strength to fight her character.Catherine Martin is a very clever girl, and she is not about to go down without a fight. How does Catherine show her strength and spoil Buffalo Bill's plans for her? How does he react? Is Buffalo Bill a strong person, or is his weakness part of what makes up his character?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Catherine Martin's abduction in detail. Why do you think she let her guard down? Were there contributing factors? If so, what were they?

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