Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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 is Dougal?
2. At what train station does Father Hart disembark?
3. Who is Nigel Parrish?
4. Which of the following statements does not describe Richard Gibson?
5. Why does Sergeant Barbara Havers think she has been chosen to work with Lynley on the investigation of the murder of William Teys?
Short Essay Questions
1. What role does Lady Helen Clyde play in reuniting Gillian and Roberta?
2. What behavior of Inspector Lynley's angers Sergeant Havers in Chapter 12?
3. Who is Lady Helen Clyde?
4. Of what trauma in Sergeant Barbara Havers' own family life do the revelations about Gillian and Roberta's suffering at the hands of their father arouse memories?
5. Where has Inspector Lynley seen a photo of Russell Mowery, and what is Mowery's fate at the end of the book?
6. What is Sergeant Barbara Havers' family like?
7. What is Marsha Fitzalan's relationship to Tessa Teys and her daughters Gillian and Roberta?
8. Why is Sergeant Barbara Havers put "back in uniform" eight month before the Teys murder?
9. Why does Inspector Lynley feel guilty about the permanent crippling of his close friend Simon Allancourt-St. James?
10. At the beginning of Chapter 10, who does Superintendent Nies believe is responsible for William Teys' murder and how cooperative does he intend to be with Inspector Lynley's investigation of the case?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the concept of religion in the novel. Are the religious characters in the story heroes or villains? What do you think the author is trying to say about religion in society through this novel? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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