A Great Deliverance Test | Final 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. If Sergeant Barbara Havers can't locate the person Inspector Lynley has asked her to find, what does Lynley threaten to do?

2. What does Nigel Parrish do for a living?

3. How many people does Sergeant Barbara Havers find who can testify to ever seeing the person in the photo she is showing around town?

4. Why doesn't Lady Helen Clyde want Inspector Lynley to talk with her about seeing Deborah Allancourt-St. James?

5. Who buries the Teys family dog behind his cottage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Testament House and what tie does Gillian Teys have to the institution?

2. Why does Paul Odell kill himself, and how does his loss affect his sister and his widow?

3. What role does Lady Helen Clyde play in reuniting Gillian and Roberta?

4. What secret does Richard Gibson reveal in Cha,pter 10 about his relationship with his cousin Gillian?

5. What behavior of Inspector Lynley's angers Sergeant Havers in Chapter 12?

6. What forensic evidence is found in the blood of Whiskers, the Teys family dog, and how does this evidence relate to the murder of William Teys?

7. Whose child does the baby that died at Keldale Abbey three years earlier turn out to be?

8. What does the story Bridie Odell tells Inspector Lynley in Chapter 10 about William Teys spending so much time with her indicate?

9. What objections does Sergeant Barbara Havers have in Chapter 9 to dining at Keldale Hall?

10. What does Deborah Allancourt-St. James' father do for a living and how does his profession match the image Sergeant Barbara Havers has of Inspector Lynley?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

"A Great Deliverance" is set in a contemporary village in Yorkshire, England. Discuss how the geographical and chronological setting affect the story and how the characters and story might differ if Elizabeth Peters had set the novel in the United States during the 1930's instead. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Elizabeth George uses foreshadowing throughout her novel "A Great Deliverance". Give at least three examples of foreshadowing from the book and discuss how foreshadowing is used to indicate events to come later in the story.

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