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 she finds out Ted is in prison, Ann is conflicted because why?

2. What does the author do today?

3. What literary technique does the author use when telling about Ted's life in prison?

4. When Ann finds out that Ted is the person who called her while she was in the hospital, she realizes what?

5. When Ann is in the hospital in November, 1974, her mother tells her that she received a call from whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Ted put into solitary confinement?

2. How does Ted manage to escape from the Garfield County Jail?

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. What are the three distinct personalities Ann believes Ted possesses?

5. Why don't the authorities immediately arrest Ted when Meg reveals her suspicions?

6. After the disappearances of Janice Ott and Denise Naslund, why does Ann begin to suspect that her friend, Ted Bundy, could be the man who has been abducting and murdering young women?

7. Why does Ted's mother move with Ted across the country in 1950 to live in Seattle, Washington?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ann Rule is in a difficult position as both the author of this book (an objective point of view) and the friend of the main character (a subjective point of view). How effective do you feel that she is in being a strong storyteller? What would you have liked to see more or less of in the book?

Essay Topic 2

Imagine if Ted Bundy had written his own book. What do you think it would have been titled? How would he choose to describe his killings and attacks? What types of storytelling techniques do you think he would employ?

Essay Topic 3

Ted seeks attention from others throughout the book. Give at least five examples of places where he attracts attention toward himself. Talk about why you believe he goes about chasing the spotlight again and again until he is put to death in 1989.

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