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. 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 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

Discuss the legend of the crying baby at Keldale Abbey from the time of Cromwell's raiders through the present. How does the legend help the cover up of the murder of Roberta Teys' infant? Cite at least three examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Sergeant Barbara Havers and Inspector Lynley. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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