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 the first name of Richard Gibson's wife?

2. With whom does Nigel Parrish see William Teys arguing shortly before Teys' murder?

3. Why is Chief Inspector Nies angry with his superior officer, Chief Constable Kerridge?

4. How is William Teys murdered?

5. What is the name of the Teys family farm?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are Inspector Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers surprised to find a library filled with books at Gembler Farm?

2. What is Richard Gibson's relationship to Roberta and what implicates him as a suspect in the murder of William Teys?

3. In Chapter 6, what relevance does the quote Lynley reads from the biblical story of Joseph about Joseph saving his brothers' lives by a great deliverance have to the Teys family?

4. Why does Sergeant Havers think Superintendent Webberly assigns her to work with Inspector Lynley on the investigation of William Teys' murder?

5. In Chapter 6, what upsets Inspector Lynley about how Roberta Teys is being treated after confessing to her father's murder?

6. Who is Harry Houseman and what does he reveal to Inspector Lynley?

7. Who is Lady Helen Clyde?

8. How do Hank and JoJo Watson differ from Simon and Deborah Allcourt-St. James?

9. Who are Olivia and Bridie Odell and what is their relationship to William Teys?

10. Who is the Railway Ripper and what crimes is he or she committing?

Essay Topics

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

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

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.

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