The Alienist Test | Mid-Book 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. How does Kreizler feel when he learns that Mary spent a fun day with a man?

2. What relative does Moore live with?

3. Who is Moore and Kreizler's liaison to the police department?

4. What is the last name of the brother and sister who were murdered and mutilated?

5. Where has the latest victim been found in Chapter 14?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the investigative team visit Castle Garden in Chapter 14?

2. How does Kreizler treat Mary when the team arrives back at their headquarters after visiting the scene of the second boy prostitute murder?

3. What does Joseph tell Moore and Marcus about the second murdered boy prostitute?

4. How do Moore and Kreizler begin reminiscing about the murder case that makes up the stories narrative?

5. What does Moore learn from one of Giorgio's friends about his murder?

6. Why does Kreizler want Moore to meet him at Bellevue the day after they find the first body?

7. Why do Kreizler and Moore visit Kreizler's institute in Chapter 7?

8. Why is Sara concerned for the safety of the Santorellis?

9. How does Moore feel about the possibility that Kreizler and Sara are in love?

10. Why does Moore begin to suspect that Kreizler and Sara are in love?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the significance of Joseph in the story. What role does Joseph play in the narrative of the story? How does he relate to Moore? What does his character reveal about Moore? Why is his death significant?

Essay Topic 2

Explore the fact that powerful men in the city are trying to scare the team off of the murder case. Who are the men that have been trying to put a stop to the investigation? What lengths have they gone to to try to scare Kreizler and Moore off of the case? What are there reasons for doing this? What do you think the author is trying to say about the city during this time period through the powerful men?

Essay Topic 3

Look at the use of socioeconomic statuses and racial tensions in the novel. Where do you see class differences? Why are the distinctions important to the story? How are immigrants treated in the story? What about Native Americans? What do you think the author might be trying to say about the societal issues at the time when the story takes place?

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