The Alienist Test | Final 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. What is the name of the Catholic bishop Moore visits in Chapter 22?

2. What is the last name of the family that was murdered in New York in 1880?

3. Kreizler says his father is of what descent?

4. While in the military, Beecham is involved what riot?

5. In Chapter 30, Moore and Kreizler wake up to find a Postal Censor named what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Moore and Kreizler learn about Pomeroy's childhood when they talk to him?

2. What does Sara share with Moore about Kreizler's childhood?

3. What does the team find when they visit the apartment where John has been living?

4. How does the investigative team know that the killer is bald?

5. How does Moore find himself knocked unconscious at the Croton Reservoir?

6. How does Morgan feel about Moore and Kreizler's investigation?

7. Why does Marcus become excited when he sees that the killer left the third murdered boy prostitute's eye in tact?

8. What happens when Moore and Kreizler attend the opera on the night when the killer is supposed to strike?

9. What do Moore and Kreizler learn from Adam Dury?

10. What does Dr. Wissler tell Moore and Kreizler about Indian mutilations?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the fact that the story opens in 1919 and quickly shifts to 1896 and then shifts back to 1919 at the very end. Why do you think Carr chooses to tell his story this way? Why do you think he did not just write the story in chronological order with the funeral at the end? What do you think can be gained by briefly starting the story in 1919 as opposed to 1896?

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

Discuss the fact that the team eventually realizes that the killer fits perfectly into the psychological profile they have constructed. How do they come to these conclusions? How do they react when their theories start becoming realities? Why do you think Carr makes the killer fit their profile so exactly? What point is he trying to make?

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