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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. In the spring of 1975, three skulls are found on which Washington state mountain?
(a) Tanners Mountain.
(b) Tayback Mountain.
(c) Taylor Mountain.
(d) Tan Mountain.

2. 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 has administered the psychological tests himself while in college.
(c) He was smart enough not to say anything incriminating.
(d) He was trying to start a relationship with one of his psychologists.

3. What does Ann think her dream is ultimately telling her?
(a) Ted is in love with her.
(b) Ted is a monster.
(c) Ted is psychic.
(d) Ted is innocent.

4. What former lover rejects Ted after he surprises her in San Francisco?
(a) Eleanor.
(b) Meg.
(c) Freda.
(d) Stephanie.

5. How does the author break from her main narrative perspective at times?
(a) She includes fictional short stories to illustrate her theories.
(b) She includes information from Ted's mother.
(c) She includes conversations to which she could not have been privy.
(d) She includes poetry written by the victims' families.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the authorities do when they hear that Ted could be the perpetrator of the Utah crimes?

2. In the spring of 1974, what crimes are becoming a problem for the residents of Seattle?

3. How many siblings does Ted have?

4. Whom does the author meet at a Crisis Clinic in 1971?

5. What does the author do today?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three distinct personalities Ann believes Ted possesses?

2. Ann knows that Meg is frightened without Ted. What does Ann do with this knowledge?

3. During the 1974 crime wave described by the author, all the girls that have gone missing, been attacked, or been found dead have what similar characteristics?

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. Ted calls Ann after he moves to Seattle and asks her to go to lunch twice. What happens during that lunch?

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. At what point in Ted's life do the chapters about Ted escaping from Garfield County Jail and running away from the law begin?

9. Why don't the authorities immediately arrest Ted when Meg reveals her suspicions?

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

(see the answer keys)

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