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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. The "Afterword" takes place in what year?
(a) 1987.
(b) 1982.
(c) 1986.
(d) 1981.

2. When Kimberly Leach's body is found, Ted reacts in what way?
(a) He denies he had anything to do with her murder.
(b) He cries.
(c) He laughs.
(d) He shows no emotion.

3. Ted gets what sentence for Kimberly Leach's murder?
(a) Time off for good behavior.
(b) Death.
(c) Life imprisonment.
(d) He is never sentenced.

4. After Ted's next murder conviction in early 1980, who pleads with the judge to spare Ted's life?
(a) Meg.
(b) His mother.
(c) Ann.
(d) Carol.

5. Many young women come to Ted's trial in Miami. Why?
(a) They feel he is handsome and fascinating.
(b) They want to write stories about his murders.
(c) They want to shout at him.
(d) They want to see a live murderer.

Short Answer Questions

1. The clinical nature of Ted's life during his incarceration lulls him into what state of mind?

2. How is Ted categorized by the court system?

3. When Ted speaks to the judge, he refuses to beg for what?

4. When Ted is picked up by police after running from Tallahassee, he insists his name is what?

5. Ted writes to Ann and tells her that he "tries to live in the..."

Short Essay Questions

1. Ted and Ann still correspond via letters while Ted is awaiting trial. How does Ted describe his state of mind to Ann in those letters?

2. After Ted confesses on tape to 36 murders, why isn't he sent back to the state of Washington to face trial?

3. Before Ted is executed in 1989, what does he do?

4. Why does the state of Florida push for Ted to be tried for the murder of Kimberly Leach even though he has already received the death penalty for the other crimes committed in Tallahassee?

5. Knowing that Ann has received notoriety for a book about his crimes, what does Ted demand of her?

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

7. Why is this part of the book that describes what happens in the year 1989 called "The Last Chapter"?

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

9. Why does Ann believe that Ted could not possibly be involved in the Florida murders despite the fact that they are reminiscent of Ted's past murders?

10. What charges are initially keeping Ted in prison in Pensacola?

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