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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 is in need of comfort and information.
(c) He knows who killed Harris and wants to test his theory.
(d) He needs Lettice to confirm what Harris was wearing the morning he died.
2. Who does Lettice Wood remind Rutledge of?
(d) His sister.
3. How does Mavers react to the conversation he has in the church yard after services in Chapter 15?
(a) He becomes angry and insults everyone.
(b) He is joyous and filled with laughter.
(c) He is content enough to watch the interaction of the villagers for a brief time.
(d) He becomes distraught and quickly leaves.
4. For whom did Mavers' father work?
(a) Catherine Tarrant.
(b) The Haldanes.
(c) Colonel Harris.
(d) Mr. Davenant.
5. Where does Hickam say he saw the murder victim argue with Mark Wilton the morning of the murder?
(a) In front of Helena Sommers house.
(b) In the meadow where the body was found.
(c) In the lane.
(d) In the village square.
6. What is the primary thought on Lettice Wood's mind in the end of Chapter 17?
(a) A hope that Mark will come see her.
(b) A wish to turn back time.
(c) A hope that the investigation will be over soon.
(d) A wish that she had killed Harris in a different style.
7. Where does Rutledge go in the middle of the night to try to figure out the logistics of the murder?
(a) The meadow.
(b) The town square.
(c) The Haldane property.
(d) The Inn.
8. Why does Rutledge continue to hesitate to arrest Wilton at the end of Chapter 16?
(a) He believes the traumatized child saw the real killer and it was not Wilton.
(b) He believes he is missing something.
(c) He believes Dr. Warren had more motive.
(d) He believes Mavers is guilty.
9. Who does Rutledge think about as he studies a portrait of Rolf Linden by Catherine Tarrant?
(b) Helena Sommers.
(c) Lettice Wood.
(d) His sister.
10. What is Mrs. Davenant's opinion of the relationship between Catherine Tarrant and Rolf Linden?
(a) It was ill fated and would have failed.
(b) It was scandalous because of the sentiments during the war.
(c) It was a tragedy for everyone involved.
(d) It was passionate to have survived.
11. Who does Rutledge ask for an opinion about the murder case in the beginning of Chapter 13?
(a) Catherine Tarrant.
(b) Dr. Warren.
(d) Captain Wilton.
12. Why does Rutledge often go to church while investigating a murder?
(a) It helps him get a feel for the villagers and suspects.
(b) He is a highly religious man.
(c) It helps him deal with Hamish.
(d) He enjoys ritual.
13. What does Lettice Wood accuse Rutledge of doing during their interview at the end of Chapter 16?
(a) Implying an affair where none existed.
(b) Fishing for information.
(c) Acting on desperation.
(d) Forcing her to admit to something she did not do.
14. How did Harris reveal unrequited feelings for Lettice Wood on the Tuesday before his death?
(a) He wrote her a letter.
(b) He told a servant.
(c) He announced them.
(d) He kissed her.
15. Who is the one character Rutledge most wants to interrogate in the murder investigation?
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Royston tell Rutledge Sally Davenant chose to become a nurse during the war?
2. What is split personality?
3. For whom does Catherine Tarrant beg Rutledge to be sure of the evidence in Chapter 17?
4. What does Rutledge realize he is lacking in Chapter 13 as to his list of suspects?
5. What does Rutledge hear as he approaches the Sommers' cottage in Chapter 20?
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