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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 expert Moore and Kreizler talk to in Chapter 28?
2. Who takes Moore to see Pomeroy?
3. In the final chapter, Moore says Sara lives where?
4. What is Beecham's first job at the census?
5. What body part of the victim found in Chapter 26 does Marcus want to photograph?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sara share with Moore about Kreizler's childhood?
2. Why does Marcus become excited when he sees that the killer left the third murdered boy prostitute's eye in tact?
3. What do Moore and Kreizler learn from Adam Dury?
4. What clue do Moore and Kreizler uncover on a trip to Washington D.C.?
5. What does Dr. Wissler tell Moore and Kreizler about Indian mutilations?
6. What do Moore and Sara learn when they go to the census office to ask if John ever worked there?
7. How does Moore find himself knocked unconscious at the Croton Reservoir?
8. How does the investigative team know that the killer is bald?
9. What do Lucius and Marcus find when they autopsy John's body?
10. What information does Sara uncover about the New Paltz murders?
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
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 3
Explore the role of Sara in the novel. What is her personality like? How does she interact with other characters? What seems to be her driving motivation? How would the novel be different without her? Do you think the author uses her character to make a statement about women in this time period? Why or why not? Use text to support your claim.
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