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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What illness does Rutledge learn Hickam suffers in Chapter 7?
(a) Alcohol poisoning.
(b) Kidney disease.
(c) Liver disease.
(d) A head injury.

2. What does Rutledge think of the murder victim?
(a) He was an arrogant fool.
(b) He was a true proper English gentleman.
(c) He was a good soldier.
(d) He was a murder waiting to happen.

3. What label was Mavers given, as described in Chapter 5, that he chose to live up to?
(a) Troublemaker.
(b) Scholar.
(c) Drunk.
(d) Philosopher.

4. Who, as described in Chapter 5, died of drowning?
(a) Mavers' sister.
(b) Mavers' father.
(c) Mavers' mother.
(d) Mavers' brother.

5. What alibi does Inspector Forrest present to Rutledge for Mavers in Chapter 6?
(a) The testimony of Mavers' wife claiming he was at home that morning.
(b) An affidavit from the innkeeper swearing Mavers was sleeping in one of his rooms.
(c) A list of people who saw him making a speech in the town square.
(d) A notorized note from his mother saying he was doing chores for her that morning.

6. With whom does Rutledge learn in Chapter 2 the murder victim fought the night before his death?
(a) Mavers.
(b) Wilton.
(c) Lettice Wood.
(d) Hickam.

7. What type of handwriting is the letter Bowles received regarding Rutledge written in?
(a) Typed.
(b) Manly.
(c) Girlish.
(d) Cut out letters.

8. Why does Rutledge return to Helena Sommers' cottage in Chapter 7?
(a) To ask if she saw Wilton carrying anything the day of the murder.
(b) To ask if she has any new information in the murder.
(c) To ask her to dinner.
(d) To ask if she saw the murder.

9. What nationality does one of Lettice Wood's suggest for a secret lover Catherine Tarrant had?
(a) English.
(b) German.
(c) French.
(d) Italian.

10. Who, as revealed in Chapter 10, is receiving a pension from an unknown source?
(a) Mavers.
(b) Davies.
(c) Wilton.
(d) Harris.

11. What has Bowles received that causes him some pleasure when it comes to dealing with Rutledge?
(a) A letter discussing Rutledge's promotion at Scotland Yard.
(b) A letter describing Rutledge's incompentency as an inspector.
(c) A letter discussing Rutledge's resignation from Scotland Yard.
(d) A letter describing Rutledge's mental instability after the war.

12. Why does Rutledge become angry in Chapter 7 while talking with Lettice Wood?
(a) She is beautiful but he can never have her.
(b) She reminds him of his mother.
(c) She will not answer his questions.
(d) She is more courageous than his former fiancee Jean.

13. What does Rutledge notice about the personality of Helena's sister when he meets her in Chapter 7?
(a) She is outgoing and confident.
(b) She is shy and reserved.
(c) She is promiscuous and flirty.
(d) She is ugly and unpleasant.

14. Why does Rutledge find himself forced to shoot McLeod after he faced the firing squad?
(a) The firing squad chickened out in killing McLeod.
(b) McLeod managed to escape the firing squad.
(c) McLeod asked for Rutledge to fire the fatal shot.
(d) The firing squad failed to kill McLeod.

15. For whom does Ted Pinter work?
(a) The Warrens.
(b) The Davenants.
(c) The Harrises.
(d) The Haldanes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What item in Mavers' house does Hamish find for Rutledge in Chapter 5?

2. What caused the death of Catherine Tarrant's German lover?

3. Who shows impatience in Chapter 7 to clear the murder investigation?

4. Which villager does Rutledge recall in Chapter 4 that he saw during his own time in the war?

5. Who does Rutledge resolve at the end of Chapter 10 to learn more about?

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