The Alienist Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Caleb Carr
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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. Who says, "Change isn't something most people enjoy, even if it's progressive change."?

2. What is Biff's real first name?

3. What month is it when Sara calls Moore in Chapter 13 to tell him another murder had happened?

4. Who presents a letter sent to Mrs. Santorelli from the killer?

5. Who says, "That's one gutsy girl."?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Moore see when he arrives at the Williamsburg Bridge on March 3, 1896?

2. What do Sara and Moore learn when they arrive at the home of the Santorellis?

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

4. What is the crime scene discovered on March 3, 1896?

5. Describe the letter Sara obtains from that was sent to Mrs. Santorelli.

6. Why is the team quickly smuggled out the back of Castle Garden?

7. What leads Kreizler to believe that the person who killed the boy prostitute is a serial killer?

8. Why does Kreizler withhold his goal from the Isaacsons when he asks them to examine the bodies of a brother and sister?

9. How does Kreizler react when Sara announces that she believes the killer had a woman in his life who has lead to his suffering?

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 Kreizler leaving the case after Mary is killed. What is his reasoning for dropping out of the case? Why does he make this decision after his love has been killed? Does he seem justified in his reasoning? Why or why not? Why does he eventually come back? What has changed?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the revelation that Kreizler was abused as a child. Why do you think the author chose to make this character a victim of domestic abuse? What point might he be trying to make?

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