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. In the final chapter, Moore says Sara lives where?

2. What is the name of the Catholic bishop Moore visits in Chapter 22?

3. In Chapter 26, the team realizes that the killer is what?

4. Who is getting coffee when a member of the team is beaten?

5. In the final chapter, Moore says Marcus and Lucius live where?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does John die?

2. Why do city officials kidnap Moore and Kreizler?

3. What do Moore and Sara learn when they go to the census office to ask if John ever worked there?

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

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

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

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

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

9. What information does Sara uncover about the New Paltz murders?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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 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?

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