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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Rutledge realize is the only evidence against Mark Wilton at the end of Chapter 14?
(a) A child, a cut tire, and a drunk.
(b) A child, a doll, and a drunk.
(c) A spurned woman, a child, and a drunk.
2. What does Lettice Wood say about Rutledge's progress with the investigation in chapter 12?
(a) That he should look closely at Wilton.
(b) That he is slow in solving it.
(c) That he is progressing faster than expected.
(d) That he should look elsewhere for the killer.
3. At the beginning of Chapter 18, how long has it been since the murder took place?
(a) A year.
(b) Three weeks.
(c) A week.
(d) A month.
4. What does Lettice Wood claim was taken from her by the refusal to allow her to see her guardian's body one last time?
(a) A chance to say goodbye.
(b) A chance to give him one last kiss.
(c) A chance to bury him with the rosary he held so dear.
(d) A chance to lay a rose with his body.
5. Who is the one character Rutledge most wants to interrogate in the murder investigation?
6. Why does Rutledge wake Lettice in the middle of the night in the beginning of Chapter 19?
(a) He wants Lettice to tell him what kind of guns Wilton knows how to use.
(b) He knows who killed Harris and wants to test his theory.
(c) He is in need of comfort and information.
(d) He needs Lettice to confirm what Harris was wearing the morning he died.
7. Where does Maggie tell Rutledge Helena is when he confronts her in Chapter 20?
(a) The Inn.
(b) The funeral.
(c) The bedroom.
(d) The hospital.
8. Who does Lizzie Pinter look like, as pointed out by Hamish at the end of Chapter 18?
(a) Maggie Sommers.
(c) Catherine Tarrant.
(d) Lettice Wood.
9. What does Rutledge vow to do at the end of the novel?
(a) Fight for his reputation.
(b) Fight for his sister's love.
(c) Fight for his fiancee.
(d) Fight for his sanity.
10. Who does Rutledge ask for an opinion about the murder case in the beginning of Chapter 13?
(a) Captain Wilton.
(b) Catherine Tarrant.
(d) Dr. Warren.
11. Who does Rutledge go to check on in the beginning of Chapter 13?
(b) Lettice Wood.
(d) Lizzie Pinter.
12. Who does Mavers wait to speak with after the church services in Chapter 15?
(b) Mrs. Davenant.
(c) Lettice Wood.
13. How does Mavers react to the conversation he has in the church yard after services in Chapter 15?
(a) He is content enough to watch the interaction of the villagers for a brief time.
(b) He becomes angry and insults everyone.
(c) He is joyous and filled with laughter.
(d) He becomes distraught and quickly leaves.
14. How does Lizzie Pinter react to the sight of her father in Chapter 14?
(a) She is joyful.
(b) She screams.
(c) She is excited.
(d) She is frightened.
15. What is Mrs. Davenant's opinion of the relationship between Catherine Tarrant and Rolf Linden?
(a) It was a tragedy for everyone involved.
(b) It was ill fated and would have failed.
(c) It was scandalous because of the sentiments during the war.
(d) It was passionate to have survived.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the real Helena Sommers?
2. Who does Rutledge think he sees in the garden at the Inn while preparing for lunch in Chapter 16?
3. What does Rutledge hear as he approaches the Sommers' cottage in Chapter 20?
4. What makes Lettice Wood decide Mark Wilton could not have killed her guardian?
5. What does Rutledge realize he is lacking in Chapter 13 as to his list of suspects?
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