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Elizabeth George
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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. On what day of the week is William Teys murdered?

2. How do Inspector Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers travel to Yorkshire in Chapter 5?

3. What has the London press dubbed the person responsible for the murders in the train stations?

4. Who is the only person that Chief Inspector Nies says he and Chief Constable Kerridge can trust to give New Scotland Yard the facts about the murder of William Teys?

5. What is Danny's relationship to Ezra Farmington?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Sergeant Havers think Superintendent Webberly assigns her to work with Inspector Lynley on the investigation of William Teys' murder?

2. What happens when Inspector Lynley and Sergeant Havers' visit with Roberta Teys in Chapter 8, and how do these events alter Havers' opinion of Lynley?

3. In the book's opening scene, how does Father Hart imagine that the old woman sitting across from him on the train perceives him?

4. How do Hank and JoJo Watson differ from Simon and Deborah Allcourt-St. James?

5. Who is in the mysterious photograph that Inspector Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers find at Gembler Farm and why was this person cut out of the other Teys family photographs?

6. In Chapter 6, what upsets Inspector Lynley about how Roberta Teys is being treated after confessing to her father's murder?

7. How long has Russell Mowrey been missing and what is significance about the date on which he disappeared?

8. What does Sergeant Barbara Havers look like?

9. How do Superintendent Malcolm Webberly's marriage and career compare to those of his supervisor, Sir David Hillier?

10. What does Tessa Mowrey tell Inspector Lynley about her marriage to William Teys?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Inspector Tommy Lynley is the protagonist of the novel. He's also the 8th Earl of Asherton. Discuss the character of Lynley and his role as protagonist. What are his character strengths and flaws? How do these strengths and flaws help and hinder him during the story? How do you think his aristocratic background affects his ability to solve the novel's mysteries? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

"A Great Deliverance" is set in a contemporary village in Yorkshire, England. Discuss how the geographical and chronological setting affect the story and how the characters and story might differ if Elizabeth Peters had set the novel in the United States during the 1930's instead. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Elizabeth George uses foreshadowing throughout her novel "A Great Deliverance". Give at least three examples of foreshadowing from the book and discuss how foreshadowing is used to indicate events to come later in the story.

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