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 Danny's relationship to Ezra Farmington?

2. Where do Simon Allcourt-St. James and his new bride stay during their honeymoon?

3. What aristocratic title does Inspector Lynley hold?

4. What does Jimmy Havers sneak over to Mr. Patel's convenience store to purchase?

5. As the book opens, how many murders have occurred around London train stations in the last five weeks?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. From whose wedding does Sergeant Barbara Havers retrieve Inspector Lynley for a meeting with their superiors at Scotland Yard, and what evidence is there that there is tension between Lynley and the bride and groom?

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

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

5. How does Chief Superintendent Nies feel about Inspector Lynley, and what reason does Lynley give Sergeant Havers for Nies' dislike of him?

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

7. Who is Lady Helen Clyde?

8. What is Sergeant Barbara Havers' opinion of Inspector Thomas "Tommy" Lynley?

9. To whom has a shrine been built at Gembler Farm, and why is this shrine a red herring?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

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