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 about the treatment of Roberta Teys upsets Inspector Lynley in Chapter 6?

2. In Chapter 8, how long has Russell Mowrey been missing?

3. What food does Lady Helen Clyde offer Sergeant Barbara Havers in Chapter 2?

4. What do Danny and Ezra Farmington find at Keldale Abbey three years prior to William Teys' murder?

5. What does Ezra Farmington do for a living?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where does Gillian get her alias Nell Graham and what relevance does the fictional Helen Graham have to Gillian?

3. Who is Nigel Parrish and with whom does he see William Teys arguing shortly before Teys is murdered?

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

5. About what does Inspector Lynley confront Father Hart in Chapter 16, and how does the priest respond during the confrontation?

6. Why does Father Hart believe Roberta Teys did not kill her father despite her confession that she did?

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

8. Why does Inspector Lynley feel guilty about the permanent crippling of his close friend Simon Allancourt-St. James?

9. What happens when Deborah Allancourt-St. James and Inspector Lynley meet in the graveyard in Chapter 10?

10. How does Deborah Allancourt-St. James feel about Inspector Lynley?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Inspector Lynley's relationships with Deborah Allcourt-St. James, Stepha Odell and Sergeant Barbara Havers. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the three Teys women: Roberta, Gillian, and Tessa. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

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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