A Great Deliverance Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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. What is Danny's relationship to Ezra Farmington?

2. What is the relationship between Lady Helen Clyde and Simon Allcourt-St. James?

3. What food served at the Dove and Whistle pub reminds Sergeant Barbara Havers of her family's squalid home?

4. Which of the following statements does not describe Richard Gibson?

5. What does Ezra Farmington do for a living?

Short Essay Questions

1. What facts does Father Hart reveal in Chapter 3 about William Teys' murder?

2. Why does Jonah Clarence lie to Sergeant Havers about being with Nell at the time of William Teys' murder?

3. Whose child does the baby that died at Keldale Abbey three years earlier turn out to be?

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

5. What does Deborah Allancourt-St. James' father do for a living and how does his profession match the image Sergeant Barbara Havers has of Inspector Lynley?

6. 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?

7. In Chapter 13, why does Sergeant Barbara Havers think Roberta Teys went to Keldale Hall to read the newspaper?

8. What behavior of Inspector Lynley's angers Sergeant Havers in Chapter 12?

9. What objections does Sergeant Barbara Havers have in Chapter 9 to dining at Keldale Hall?

10. What is Marsha Fitzalan's relationship to Tessa Teys and her daughters Gillian and Roberta?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the subplots in "A Great Deliverance". Explain how each subplot relates to the main plot. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

"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.

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