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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. The team realizes Beecham and Japheth are related how?
2. Under what unusual circumstance was Japheth born?
3. Whose thugs rescue Moore and Kreizler from the killer?
4. What activity does Adam say helped Japheth with his facial tick?
5. What is the name of the hospital Kreizler visits in D.C.?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Kreizler surprise Moore one day by taking him on a long train trip?
2. Why does Kreizler agree to rejoin the case?
3. What do Moore and Kreizler learn about Pomeroy's childhood when they talk to him?
4. What do Moore and Sara learn when they go to the census office to ask if John ever worked there?
5. What information does Sara uncover about the New Paltz murders?
6. What bad news do Moore and Kreizler receive in Chapter 36?
7. What do the Isaacsons learn while in Chicago?
8. What does Kreizler tell Moore about Mary after they get shot at?
9. How does John die?
10. What clue do Moore and Kreizler uncover on a trip to Washington D.C.?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explore the theme of evil used in "The Alienist". What seems to be the idea of the notion of evil as portrayed in the book? What does Kreizler seem to feel about the idea of evil? What does it seem like the author is saying about the nature of evil?
Essay Topic 2
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?
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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