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

2. Compared to the other prison, Ted describes his new prison in 1977 as what?
(a) A laid-back place.
(b) A "mom and pop" shop.
(c) An extremely tough prison.
(d) A "Mickey Mouse Operation".

3. After he is taken into the police station, who identifies Ted in a line-up?
(a) Janice Ott.
(b) Caryn Campbell.
(c) Carol DaRonch.
(d) Meg Anders.

4. Ted complains about what item in his new prison?
(a) The lack of cigarettes.
(b) The boring books.
(c) A dearth of activities.
(d) The bad food.

5. All of Ted's early victims wear their hair how?
(a) Short and curly.
(b) Long and parted in the middle.
(c) Short and spiked.
(d) Long and parted on the left side.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ted feel toward Meg, whom he believes turned him in to police?

2. Why does Ann keep writing about the crimes that happen in the Seattle area despite the guilt she feels at profiting from the crimes?

3. On January 28, 1977, Ted is taken to what prison?

4. Ted is arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah, by a patrolman who stops Ted because why?

5. The author suggests that Ted is able to sense what in the women that he abducts and murders?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ted do during his sentencing phase after he is convicted of Kimberly Leach's murder?

2. Ted Bundy goes on an assaulting and killing spree the night of January 14, 1978. What evidence does he leave behind during his rampage?

3. During Ted's trials involving the Florida assaults and killings, what is the most damaging piece of evidence in the case against Ted Bundy?

4. After telling the reader about Ted's sentence -- death by electric chair -- what does Ann admit about herself?

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

6. Why does Ted believe he is valued among the other prisoners at Utah State Prison?

7. Why is Ted put into solitary confinement?

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. Ted Bundy is convicted of aggravated kidnapping in early January 1976. He is sent to jail and writes many letters to Ann. What are the themes of most of those letters?

10. Describe five aspects of Ted's personality during his trials (as indicated by the author.)

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