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 Chapter 26, the team realizes that the killer is what?

2. Which member of the team is beaten by the killer?

3. What does the team find in Beecham's old room in an elderly woman's home?

4. Where does the killer kick Moore, knocking him unconscious?

5. Moore begins researching unsolved crimes in what bureau?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What clue do Moore and Kreizler uncover on a trip to Washington D.C.?

3. Why do city officials kidnap Moore and Kreizler?

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

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

6. How does Paul help Kreizler and his team?

7. Why does Kreizler surprise Moore one day by taking him on a long train trip?

8. What does Kreizler tell Moore about Mary after they get shot at?

9. What do Lucius and Marcus find when they autopsy John's body?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 significance of the team's visit with Adam Dury. How does Adam react when Moore and Kreizler first show up at his door? Why do you think he acts this way? What tone is set during their introductions? What does the team learn from Adam?

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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