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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 Jimmy Havers' relationship to Sergeant Barbara Havers?
2. What photographs hanging on the walls of Superintendent Webberly's office are studied by Inspector Lynley in Chapter 3?
3. In Chapter 1, who is killed over a dispute about ownership of a garnet necklace?
4. At the end of Chapter 5, to where does Stepha Odell inform Inspector Lynley that Roberta Teys has been sent?
5. Who is arrested for the murder over the garnet necklace?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sergeant Barbara Havers look like?
2. What does Tessa Mowrey tell Inspector Lynley about her marriage to William Teys?
3. In Chapter 6, what upsets Inspector Lynley about how Roberta Teys is being treated after confessing to her father's murder?
4. In the book's opening scene, how does Father Hart imagine that the old woman sitting across from him on the train perceives him?
5. What is Richard Gibson's relationship to Roberta and what implicates him as a suspect in the murder of William Teys?
6. How do Hank and JoJo Watson differ from Simon and Deborah Allcourt-St. James?
7. What disagreement between police officers Nies and Kerridge results in Father Hart traveling to London?
8. Why does Inspector Lynley feel guilty about the permanent crippling of his close friend Simon Allancourt-St. James?
9. What facts does Father Hart reveal in Chapter 3 about William Teys' murder?
10. Why does Stepha Odell think Roberta visited Keldale Lodge every day?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the three Teys women: Roberta, Gillian, and Tessa. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.
Essay Topic 2
A number of characters in "A Great Deliverance" have secrets. Discuss the novel's motif of secrets. Cite examples form the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the characters of Father Hart and Jonah Clarence and their response to the trauma in the Teys family. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
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