The Stranger Beside Me Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Ann Rule
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Ted is released on bail in November, 1975, he moves into whose house?

2. After visiting Ted, Ann has a dream that she is trying to get help for whom?

3. Where does Ann meets Ted in 1973?

4. Ted's escape adds how many years to his punishment?

5. On June 7, 1977, Ted does what while being escorted out of the prison?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Ted pulled over by a policeman while driving in Salt Lake City? What are the results of this incident?

2. After being transferred to the Garfield County Jail, Ted makes a few requests to the judge and receives what items and privileges?

3. After the murders stop in Utah, how and where do they restart?

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

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

6. Why does Ted Bundy change his name upon arriving in Tallahassee, Florida?

7. Ann knows that Meg is frightened without Ted. What does Ann do with this knowledge?

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

9. Why does Ted contact Ann after he is released in Salt Lake City?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Even after Ann accepts that Ted is a serial killer, she still corresponds with him. Do you feel this shows strength or weakness on her part? Describe in detail what has lead you to this conclusion.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses a number of writing techniques in the book. Name three of them and how they help her move the story forward. Were there any places that you believe she could have used a different writing technique to say the same thing?

Essay Topic 3

There are many ironic aspects of Ted's life story. Write about three ironies of Ted's life, going into detail as to why you find a particular item ironic.

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