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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. According to David Berkowitz's testimony, who told him to go out and kill?

2. A ________ killer might grow up in a house with a harsh father or mother, as well as having a mental illness or a substance abuse problem.

3. Who eventually recruited Ressler to come to work for them?

4. How did the murderer decide whom to kill?

5. What might a disorganized killer use in a kitchen if they were going to kill someone?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the young Ressler do in response to the murder cases he learned about as a child?

2. Why did Vorpagel react quickly to the crime that was presented to him in this first case?

3. What does the case of John Joubert IV reveal about his drive to kill?

4. What are some of the physical symptoms that agents involved in the interview experienced?

5. What is the profile that Ressler creates for the killer, when called into Vorpagel's case?

6. What is strange about the murder of the newspaper boy?

7. What did the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI study as a part of their role?

8. Of what murder is Ressler notified when he is leading a seminar at Michigan State University?

9. Why do many disorganized killers tend to not drive to their crimes?

10. What does Ressler find to be the relationship between serial killers and their mothers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In some serial killer cases, the killers say that they are told to follow through on the killing because voices told them to do so.

Part 1: Why are many serial killers driven by the voices of others?

Part 2: Do you believe that serial killers are actually hearing voices or just making excuses?

Part 3: How do you think serial killers could be assisted in not listening to the voices that tell them to kill?

Essay Topic 2

Many serial killers appear to be normal to the outside world, only showing their murderous sides when they are in the act.

Part 1: How can a person be normal at one time of their day and a murderer during another time?

Part 2: Why do you think a person might be compelled to kill?

Part 3: What are some of the advantages to appearing normal to the outside world for these killers?

Essay Topic 3

It is found that serial killers often create fantasy worlds in which they live, eventually isolating themselves from reality.

Part 1: Why do you think serial killers want to create a fantasy world?

Part 2: Do you think that serial killers are able to find reality again?

Part 3: If it is possible to bring serial killers back to reality, would this cure them of their need to kill?

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