The Stranger Beside Me Test | Final 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. Because Florida authorities have first rights to Ted, they will not allow what?

2. Why does the author believe Ted's murders in Florida are so vicious?

3. What do the authorities find on Lisa Levy's left buttock?

4. Nita Neary arrives home and sees who running out of the house?

5. The author suggests that Ted does not live in what mental state?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Ted steals a license plate and a white Dodge van. What number on the license plate turns out to be significant and why?

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

7. When Ann learns of Ted's arrest in Florida, what does she think?

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

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Rule suggests in her book that despite his infamy for heinous acts, Bundy actually performed some heroic acts in his life. What examples of heroic acts were given in the book, and do you agree that they were heroic? How does this affect your opinion of Bundy?

Essay Topic 2

Ann attempts to make a connection between Ted's rejection by Stephanie and the beginning of his serial killings. What are the bases of her connection? What supporting evidence does she use?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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