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. What kind of equipment does Marcus believe the killer is using to gain entry to the crime scenes?
2. What is the name of the woman Moore was once engaged to?
3. What is the name of the man who killed his neighbor's daughter for no apparent reason?
4. Who says in Chapter 21 that a woman probably contributed to the killer's suffering?
5. What is the name of Kreizler's friend who helped inspire his theory?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Moore learn from one of Giorgio's friends about his murder?
2. How does John die?
3. Why does Moore go to Paresis Hall in Chapter 11?
4. Why do city officials kidnap Moore and Kreizler?
5. How does Paul help Kreizler and his team?
6. Describe Moore's meeting with two local bishops when he is investigating the boy prostitute murders.
7. What do Moore and Sara learn when they go to the census office to ask if John ever worked there?
8. What concerns does the investigative team have they are studying psychology to learn about the killer's possible motives?
9. What do Moore and Kreizler learn about Pomeroy's childhood when they talk to him?
10. How does the investigative team know that the killer is bald?
Discuss the use of the first-person perspective used for the novel. Why do you think the author felt this was the best perspective for this novel? How would the novel be different if the story was told from an omniscient, third-person perspective? What relevant information would we have missed if the novel was told this way? How might this way also be more beneficial?
Explore the use of historically accurate aspects in the novel. What historically accurate events, places, people, or ideas have you noticed throughout the book? What techniques does the author use to paint a historically accurate picture of New York City at this time? What tone do you think Carr is trying to create?
Discuss the reasons why the team is drawn to the murder case. When do you first get the sense that the case is very important to Kreizler? Why do you think he initially becomes involved in wanting to solve it? What about the other characters?
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