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. Who is laughed at for being bald?

2. The team discovers the location of Beecham's apartment after visiting a bar where?

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

4. Under what unusual circumstance was Japheth born?

5. In Chapter 22, how many bishops does Moore meet with?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does John die?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How does Paul help Kreizler and his team?

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

10. What happens when Moore and Kreizler attend the opera on the night when the killer is supposed to strike?

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

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 Theodore Roosevelt in the novel. How does he drive the plot? Discuss the ways the story benefits from having a real person as a character. What disadvantages are there to this usage?

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