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. How does Adam say he has been married?

2. What body part of the victim found in Chapter 26 does Marcus want to photograph?

3. Pomeroy holds Moore captive with what?

4. Who was abusive to Pomeroy because of his facial disfigurement?

5. Who kills Beecham?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Paul help Kreizler and his team?

2. Why does Kreizler agree to rejoin the case?

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

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

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

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

7. How does John die?

8. What bad news do Moore and Kreizler receive in Chapter 36?

9. How does John end up being sent to St. Elizabeth's Asylum?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the instance in the novel when Kreizler finally gets to interrogate the killer. What sorts of questions does Kreizler ask the killer? How does the killer respond to the questions? What techniques does the author use to portray the attitudes of both Kreizler and the killer? How does Kreizler seem to feel about the responses he receives?

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

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?

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