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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. Whose letters and documents does the author include in this book?
(a) Ted's.
(b) Stephanie's.
(c) Meg's.
(d) Joni's.

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

3. What is a shared characteristic of Ted's early victims?
(a) They look similar to Meg.
(b) They look similar to Stephanie.
(c) They look similar to his mother.
(d) They look similar to Ann.

4. When she finds out Ted is in prison, Ann is conflicted because why?
(a) She is the one who put Ted in prison and she feels very guilty.
(b) She is contracted to write about the Washington murders but Ted is her friend.
(c) She doesn't want anyone to know that she is friends with a potential murderer.
(d) She has always been in love with Ted and she doesn't want to believe he's capable of murder.

5. After Ted lands in Florida, he finds a room at what location?
(a) The Spruce apartments.
(b) The Cedar apartments.
(c) The Maple apartments.
(d) The Oak apartments.

Short Answer Questions

1. After visiting Ted during his psychiatric evaluation period, Ann is convinced of what?

2. Where does Ann meets Ted in 1973?

3. How does the author describe her first impressions of Ted?

4. After he is "on the run", Ted eventually winds up where?

5. What happens to Buzzy Ware, Ted's attorney?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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. How does a Seattle-based psychiatrist describe the likely killer of Janice Ott and Denise Naslund?

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

6. Meg Anders starts to suspect that her boyfriend, Ted Bundy, could be the serial killer who is on the loose. What does she do?

7. How does the author describe Ted's persona during high school and into his early college years?

8. When the author first meets Ted while working with him in 1971, what does she think of him?

9. 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?

10. 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?

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