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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Rutledge calm Lettice Wood after insulting her by implying she had a hand in the murder?
(a) He promises to give her justice one way or another.
(b) He begs her to help him solve the case.
(c) He tells her he loves her.
(d) He tells her he will get a new investigator.
2. What does Hamish tell Rutledge about his ability to finish this case with his reputation intact?
(a) He should resign rather than fail.
(b) He will need more help.
(c) It will never happen.
(d) He should be able to solve the case easily.
3. What does Rutledge threaten when Rutledge tells him of the evidence mounting against him?
(a) To have him arrested for defamation of character.
(b) To fight him in court.
(c) To fight to have him fired from Scotland Yard.
(d) To have his friends beat him up.
4. What does Lettice Wood admit to in the end of Chapter 19?
(a) Being in love with Harris.
(b) Being in love with Rutledge.
(c) Being in love with Mavers.
(d) Being in love with Mark Harris.
5. What does Wilton continuously refuse to answer each time Rutledge asks?
(a) Why he broke up with Catherine Tarrant.
(b) What his relationship with his cousin is.
(c) What his relationship with Lettice Wood is truly like.
(d) What his fight with the murder victim was about.
6. For whom does Catherine Tarrant beg Rutledge to be sure of the evidence in Chapter 17?
7. What does Lettice Wood say about Rutledge's progress with the investigation in chapter 12?
(a) That he should look elsewhere for the killer.
(b) That he is progressing faster than expected.
(c) That he is slow in solving it.
(d) That he should look closely at Wilton.
8. Why does Royston tell Rutledge Sally Davenant chose to become a nurse during the war?
(a) To keep busy while waiting for word on her cousin.
(b) To help her country.
(c) To help her fellow villagers.
(d) To find a new husband.
9. What is Catherine Tarrant's main motive as revealed by her own thoughts in Chapter 17?
(a) All she owes Wilton.
(b) Revenge for the death of her lover.
(c) Hope the murderer of Harris will be found soon.
(d) Grief for the loss of Wilton.
10. What does Rutledge have trouble picturing when he returns to the meadow where the murder victim was discovered?
(a) Possible location of a witness.
(b) The sequence of events.
(c) The marks of the bullet's path.
(d) Signs of a struggle.
11. Where does Rutledge hide out in Chapter 16 in order to review the evidence in the case one more time?
(c) His hotel room.
(d) The meadow where the body was discovered.
12. Who does Rutledge think about as he studies a portrait of Rolf Linden by Catherine Tarrant?
(a) Lettice Wood.
(b) Helena Sommers.
(d) His sister.
13. Rutledge returns to the meadow in Chapter 12 and finds what object?
(a) A doll.
(b) A knife.
(c) A horse's bridle.
(d) A gun.
14. What does Rutledge learn is the reason for Mavers' strong reaction to a conversation after church services in Chapter 15?
(a) Lettice Wood is open to courting with him.
(b) Royston accused him of the murder.
(c) Mrs. Davenant has offered him a job.
(d) Harris paid his pension, but it will not continue.
15. What injuries does Royston have when Rutledge finds him running from the Sommers' cottage in Chapter 20?
(a) A gun shot wound in the leg.
(b) A shotgun blast to his face.
(c) A badly cut shoulder.
(d) A knife wound to the belly.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Hamish McLeod respond to the portrait of Rolf Linden by Catherine Tarrant?
2. What does Rutledge tell Lettice Wood Mark Wilton might do to deal with his guilty conscious in Chapter 19?
3. What is the primary thought on Lettice Wood's mind in the end of Chapter 17?
4. At the beginning of Chapter 18, how long has it been since the murder took place?
5. What questions cause Lizzie Pinter to begin screaming in her grandmother's arms at the end of Chapter 18?
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