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Ann Rule
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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. Ann learns that Carole Ann Boone is who?
(a) Ted's real mother.
(b) Another one of Ted's victims.
(c) Ted's new female companion.
(d) Ted's long-lost sister.

2. By the autumn of 1974, the murders in Seattle have stopped. Why do the police think this has happened?
(a) The murderer will soon begin to kill men.
(b) The murderer has moved or died.
(c) The murderer turned over a new leaf.
(d) The murderer decided to stop killing women.

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 gambling ordinance.
(b) Washington's newly legalized hitchhiking law.
(c) Washington's newly legalized death penalty.
(d) Washington's newly legalized prostitution regulation.

4. Colorado police determine that they may have enough physical evidence from Ted's Volkswagon to charge Ted with what crime?
(a) Kidnapping.
(b) Speeding.
(c) Murder.
(d) Burglary.

5. Ted and Stephanie meet at what institute of higher education?
(a) University of Washington.
(b) Florida State University.
(c) University of Vermont.
(d) University of Puget Sound.

Short Answer Questions

1. After reading about the attacks and abductions in Utah, who contacts the police to tell them that the perpetrator could be Ted?

2. Students on the same campus as missing student Susan Elaine Rancourt report being approached by a man with what particular attribute?

3. Compared to the other prison, Ted describes his new prison in 1977 as what?

4. Ann thinks about her dream and what it means. What process does she use to deconstruct it?

5. Many witnesses in the vicinities of the murders report seeing what kind of vehicle?

Short Essay Questions

1. The second case Ann is called upon to help investigate is that of Joni Lenz. What happened to Joni?

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

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

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

5. 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?

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. What do Stephanie and Meg have in common?

8. 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?

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

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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