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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. Why doesn't Joni Lenz recognize anyone in the pictures Ann shows her?
(a) The pictures are too dark.
(b) Her memory has disappeared as a result of her attack.
(c) The pictures are the wrong photographs and Ann made a mistake.
(d) The pictures are very fuzzy and out-of-focus.

2. Ann moves where to write a screenplay?
(a) Miami.
(b) New York City.
(c) Hollywood.
(d) San Francisco.

3. When Ted is working at the City of Seattle's Crime Prevention Advisory Commission, what is the Commission studying?
(a) Washington's newly legalized death penalty.
(b) Washington's newly legalized gambling ordinance.
(c) Washington's newly legalized prostitution regulation.
(d) Washington's newly legalized hitchhiking law.

4. While he is in prison, Ted is ordered to see a doctor because of what?
(a) His weight gain.
(b) His constant cough.
(c) His weight loss.
(d) His bad back.

5. Carol DaRonch is one of Ted's only victims who...
(a) Gets away.
(b) Is in her 50s.
(c) Is able to hurt him.
(d) Falls for his tricks.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Carol DaRonch case, Ted is tried on what charge?

2. Ted becomes interested in which woman after being spurned by his first love?

3. By the autumn of 1974, the murders in Seattle have stopped. Why do the police think this has happened?

4. The same afternoon that Janice Ott disappears, Denise Naslund is last seen for the last time, too. What is the only possession Denise leaves behind in the parking lot?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the author believe that Ted breaks off his engagement with Stephanie?

2. 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?

3. 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?

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

5. How do observers describe the man with whom the two young women (Janice Ott and Denise Naslund) who disappear from Lake Sammamish State Park are each last seen?

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

7. 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?

8. Although detectives establish a pattern among the murders and murder/assault victims (e.g., Katherine Merry Devine, Joni Lenz, Linda Ann Healy), they entertain many different theories as to who the killer(s) could be. What are three of their thoughts?

9. Why is Ted put into solitary confinement?

10. After Ted is caught by officials following his escape from the law library in Aspen, what are three things that happen that throw him into a tailspin of depression and anxiety?

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