The Alienist Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. 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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the different people who make up the investigative team. What are the backgrounds of each character? What does each character bring to the table? How do they work together throughout the novel?

Essay Topic 3

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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