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. Where does the team begin to suspect the killer lived as a child?

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

3. Who kills Beecham?

4. Who disposes of the killer's body?

5. What branch of the military does Beecham join?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Kreizler agree to rejoin the case?

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

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

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. Describe Moore's meeting with two local bishops when he is investigating the boy prostitute murders.

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

9. Why do city officials kidnap Moore and Kreizler?

10. How does Morgan feel about Moore and Kreizler's investigation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the fact that the story opens in 1919 and quickly shifts to 1896 and then shifts back to 1919 at the very end. Why do you think Carr chooses to tell his story this way? Why do you think he did not just write the story in chronological order with the funeral at the end? What do you think can be gained by briefly starting the story in 1919 as opposed to 1896?

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 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?

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