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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. Who was the woman with a daughter that lived at the house Duane visited?
2. What do criminals try to do sometimes in order to throw police off when solving a crime?
3. What was the name of the black woman who was missing, though Ressler presumed that she was dead, too?
4. Whom did Kemper have to live with after his parents decided they didn't want anything to do with him?
5. Kemper eventually started killing young women that he found ___________, according to the book.
Short Essay Questions
1. What were Duane, Diane, and Fran doing at the apartment before the brutal murder?
2. How do criminals attempt to prevent police officers from finding out what they have done and their identity?
3. What was difficult about law enforcement agencies before the 1980s?
4. What are stranger crimes which seemed to be on the rise after 1980?
5. Why was one of the suspects in the Bozeman, Montana, case let go, even though he fit the profile?
6. Why are some killers able to pass polygraph tests, even though they are guilty of their crimes?
7. Why does Duane and his legal team want the sentence commuted?
8. Why did many crime fighting units not feel that profiling was helpful in investigations?
9. What is the book that Ressler helped with in order to ensure it was properly written to show the reality of serial killers?
10. What was Glatman's claim about the women whom he eventually killed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ressler decides that interviewing as many serial killers as possible is the way to find out more about profiling them.
Part 1: Do you think that interviews are the best way to find out more about a killer?
Part 2: Why do you think so many serial killers seem to share the same characteristics?
Part 3: How do you think Ressler could collect information about a killer from an interview?
Essay Topic 2
The term 'serial killers' is one that Ressler coins in order to distinguish them from other murderers.
Part 1: Why is it important to differentiate a 'serial killer' from other murderers?
Part 2: What do you think of the idea of a serial killer?
Part 3: How do you think serial killers are treated versus other types of killers in the world?
Essay Topic 3
Ressler notes that he does not believe a disorganized killer is the biggest threat.
Part 1: Do you think an organized killer or a disorganized killer is the greatest threat?
Part 2: Why do you think an organized killer poses a threat to society more than a disorganized killer might?
Part 3: How do you feel now that you know how serial killers think and act?
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