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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Lettice Wood accuse Rutledge of doing during their interview at the end of Chapter 16?
(a) Forcing her to admit to something she did not do.
(b) Acting on desperation.
(c) Fishing for information.
(d) Implying an affair where none existed.
2. What does Rutledge hear as he approaches the Sommers' cottage in Chapter 20?
(a) A child screaming.
(b) The goose and a woman screaming.
(c) The goose and a man screaming.
(d) A shotgun blast.
3. Why does Rutledge wake Lettice in the middle of the night in the beginning of Chapter 19?
(a) He needs Lettice to confirm what Harris was wearing the morning he died.
(b) He knows who killed Harris and wants to test his theory.
(c) He is in need of comfort and information.
(d) He wants Lettice to tell him what kind of guns Wilton knows how to use.
4. Who does Rutledge learn he saw sitting in the garden while preparing for lunch in Chapter 16?
(a) Maggie Sommers.
(b) Lettice Wood.
(c) Helena Sommers.
(d) Catherine Tarrant.
5. Why was the murder victim, as discovered by Rutledge in Chapter 14, riding his horse near the houses of ill repute on the lane?
(a) He had resolved a dispute for one of the women of ill repute.
(b) He was visiting a woman of ill repute.
(c) He was visiting Helena Sommers.
(d) He was on his way into the village.
6. What was the profession of Mavers' father?
7. What does Rutledge tell Lettice Wood Mark Wilton might do to deal with his guilty conscious in Chapter 19?
(a) Plead guilty to a crime he did not commit.
(b) Run away.
(c) Commit suicide.
(d) Commit another murder.
8. What is Mrs. Davenant's opinion of the relationship between Catherine Tarrant and Rolf Linden?
(a) It was passionate to have survived.
(b) It was scandalous because of the sentiments during the war.
(c) It was a tragedy for everyone involved.
(d) It was ill fated and would have failed.
9. What is implied by the fight that Harris and Lettice had in the inn before Harris' death?
(a) They did not agree on the budget for the wedding.
(b) They did not like one another.
(c) They were in disagreement over Lettice's marriage to Wilton.
(d) They were lovers.
10. Who does Rutledge think about as he studies a portrait of Rolf Linden by Catherine Tarrant?
(a) Helena Sommers.
(c) Lettice Wood.
(d) His sister.
11. What does Rutledge ask Lettice Wood to go over with him one last time in Chapter 12?
(a) Catherine Tarrant's grudge against herself and her guardian.
(b) Her final evening with her guardian.
(c) Mavers' motive for murder.
(d) Wilton's motive for murder.
12. Who remains Rutledge's prime suspect in the investigation as Chapter 12 draws to a close?
13. What does Hamish tell Rutledge about his ability to finish this case with his reputation intact?
(a) He will need more help.
(b) It will never happen.
(c) He should resign rather than fail.
(d) He should be able to solve the case easily.
14. Who does Mavers wait to speak with after the church services in Chapter 15?
(b) Mrs. Davenant.
(c) Lettice Wood.
15. What does Rutledge learn is the reason for Mavers' strong reaction to a conversation after church services in Chapter 15?
(a) Mrs. Davenant has offered him a job.
(b) Lettice Wood is open to courting with him.
(c) Royston accused him of the murder.
(d) Harris paid his pension, but it will not continue.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Rutledge decide Lizzie Pinter seeing the dead man fall from his horse in the meadow change the evidence against Wilton?
2. How does Lettice Wood's revelation of a brief affair with Harris change Wilton's motive?
3. Who does Rutledge ask for an opinion about the murder case in the beginning of Chapter 13?
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?
5. What gossip does Rutledge hear in Chapter 14 as he questions the villagers about Mavers?
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