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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Despite her doubts about him, Meg agrees to do what with Ted in December, 1975?
(a) Have a baby with him.
(b) Find him a job at her company.
(c) Marry him.
(d) Move in with him.

2. Melissa Smith's body is the first found in what state?
(a) Florida.
(b) Washington.
(c) Utah.
(d) Vermont.

3. Why does Ann think that Ted could have manipulated the results of his psychiatric tests?
(a) He had been tested repeatedly in the past from the time he was little.
(b) He was trying to start a relationship with one of his psychologists.
(c) He has administered the psychological tests himself while in college.
(d) He was smart enough not to say anything incriminating.

4. What happens to Buzzy Ware, Ted's attorney?
(a) He retires before Ted's trial.
(b) He is killed in an auto accident.
(c) He goes insane and is put into a hospital.
(d) He gets transferred to another city.

5. For the most part, what narrative perspective is this book written in?
(a) Third person.
(b) First person.
(c) Character voice.
(d) Multiple person.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ted's escape adds how many years to his punishment?

2. Kenneth Misner and Chris Hagen are who?

3. Carol DaRonch is lured into a vehicle by a man who tells her that he is a what?

4. A noted Seattle psychiatrist suggests that the killer of college-aged women in the northwestern United States is a what?

5. On July 14, 1974, 23-year-old Janice Ott (who later disappeared) helped a man whom witnesses say introduced himself with what name?

Short Essay Questions

1. After the disappearances of Janice Ott and Denise Naslund, why does Ann begin to suspect that her friend, Ted Bundy, could be the man who has been abducting and murdering young women?

2. When Ann runs into Ted during a Christmas party in 1973, whom does he introduce as his girlfriend? Why is this an interesting fact in terms of the story?

3. After Ted is arrested for having what appear to be "burglary tools" in his car, he is let go. However, what do the authorities do during this period?

4. When Ted is placed in Pitikin County Jail, he refers to it as a "Mickey Mouse operation". Why does he use this term?

5. After Ted is released on bail in November of 1975, what does he do?

6. After talking with Ted, Ann begins to think that perhaps the authorities do have the wrong man. What dream makes her wonder about her convictions?

7. Why does Ted contact Ann after he is released in Salt Lake City?

8. Linda Ann Healy is a part-time weather forecaster. When she doesn't show up for work and there is no evidence she returned home the previous night, detectives are called into the case. What do they discover?

9. While Ted is employed by the City of Seattle's Crime Prevention Advisory Commission, he works on what law?

10. Ted is given three months' worth of psychiatric tests. Why does he seem to be confident about the outcome of those tests?

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