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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Helena Sommers admit she saw the morning of the murder in Chapter 4?
(a) Wilton.
(b) Lettice Wood.
(c) Harris.
(d) Royston.

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

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

4. Where did the murder that will be investigated in this novel take place?
(a) Weltonshire, England.
(b) Warwickshire, England.
(c) East Hampton, England.
(d) York, England.

5. Who does Davies say is a spineless coward in Chapter 2?
(a) Carfield.
(b) Harris.
(c) Wilton.
(d) Hickam.

6. What does Mr. Pinter do for a living?
(a) He is a groom.
(b) He is a sheep herdsman.
(c) He is a coal miner.
(d) He is a farmer.

7. Who first mentions Mavers to Rutledge while he is doing interviews?
(a) Mrs. Davenant.
(b) Mark Wilton.
(c) Lettice Wood.
(d) Miss Wood's maid.

8. What is the Victoria Cross?
(a) An award given to pilots in World War I.
(b) A memorial placed in a cemetery.
(c) The highest military honor presented to British soldiers.
(d) A type of pocket watch.

9. What does Rutledge have trouble doing at the end of Chapter 4 that worries him about his ability to solve the case?
(a) Reading the evidence.
(b) Understanding the method of death.
(c) Getting into the mind of the murder victim.
(d) Concentrating on testimony.

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

11. What does Lettice Wood say the murder victim's state of mind was in the days before his death?
(a) He was unsatisfied with life.
(b) He was very, very happy.
(c) He was preoccupied.
(d) He was depressed.

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

13. Who finds the body of the murder victim?
(a) Mrs. Davenant.
(b) Wilton.
(c) Lettice Wood.
(d) Royston.

14. Why did a mob try to lynch Mavers in Chapter 5?
(a) He insisted that Germans are our friends.
(b) He claimed Wilton killed the murder victim.
(c) He insulted Colonel Harris.
(d) He is simply annoying.

15. Where is the body of the murder victim found?
(a) In a dining room.
(b) In a corn field.
(c) In a bedroom.
(d) In a meadow.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Wilton claim he moved to the small country village?

2. Why does Rutledge become angry in Chapter 7 while talking with Lettice Wood?

3. Who arrives at Mallows while Rutledge is still in the company of Lettice Wood in Chapter 9?

4. Who, as described in Chapter 5, died in the Boer War?

5. When does Catherine Tarrant claim a person never knows fear?

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