A Test of Wills Test | Final Test - Easy

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 remains Rutledge's prime suspect in the investigation as Chapter 12 draws to a close?
(a) Wood.
(b) Tarrant.
(c) Wilton.
(d) Mavers.

2. Where does Rutledge go in the middle of the night to try to figure out the logistics of the murder?
(a) The town square.
(b) The meadow.
(c) The Inn.
(d) The Haldane property.

3. What has Captain Wilton been doing with his time over the last few days of the investigation as has been revealed in Chapter 13?
(a) Arranging the difficult funeral for a headless corpse.
(b) Attending numerous will readings for the murdered man.
(c) Cancelling his wedding plans.
(d) Keeping his cousin from a nervous breakdown.

4. 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 was on his way into the village.
(b) He was visiting a woman of ill repute.
(c) He was visiting Helena Sommers.
(d) He had resolved a dispute for one of the women of ill repute.

5. What does Rutledge vow to do at the end of the novel?
(a) Fight for his reputation.
(b) Fight for his sanity.
(c) Fight for his fiancee.
(d) Fight for his sister's love.

6. What is the topic of conversation when Rutledge first arrives to speak with Wilton at the beginning of Chapter 18?
(a) Lettice Wood.
(b) The funeral arrangements.
(c) The canceled wedding.
(d) Catherine Tarrant.

7. Who does Helena Sommers tell Rutledge has arranged a car to take her to the funeral?
(a) Davies.
(b) Warren.
(c) Forrest.
(d) Royston.

8. With whom is Rutledge arguing at the beginning of Chapter 17?
(a) Mark Wilton.
(b) Laurence Royston.
(c) Lettice Wood.
(d) Hamish McLeod.

9. 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) Forcing her to admit to something she did not do.
(c) Fishing for information.
(d) Acting on desperation.

10. Who does Rutledge learn he saw sitting in the garden while preparing for lunch in Chapter 16?
(a) Lettice Wood.
(b) Catherine Tarrant.
(c) Maggie Sommers.
(d) Helena Sommers.

11. What does Rutledge hear as he approaches the Sommers' cottage in Chapter 20?
(a) The goose and a woman screaming.
(b) A shotgun blast.
(c) The goose and a man screaming.
(d) A child screaming.

12. How does Hamish McLeod respond to the portrait of Rolf Linden by Catherine Tarrant?
(a) He mocks it.
(b) He admires it.
(c) He laughs.
(d) He cries.

13. What does Rutledge realize about Maggie Sommers as he approaches her home the day of the funeral?
(a) She is insignificant to the investigation.
(b) He does not like her.
(c) He underestimated her.
(d) She is related to a distant cousin.

14. What does Mark Wilton spend the end of Chapter 17 doing?
(a) Putting his affairs in order.
(b) Writing a suicide note.
(c) Preparing to run away.
(d) Saying goodbye to good friends.

15. What does Mark Wilton think will best serve him in what he must do next, as described in Chapter 17?
(a) Lies.
(b) Secrets.
(c) Money.
(d) Honesty.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Rutledge calm Lettice Wood after insulting her by implying she had a hand in the murder?

2. For whom did Mavers' father work?

3. Who does Rutledge nearly run over in the rain at the beginning of Chapter 17?

4. What makes Lettice Wood decide Mark Wilton could not have killed her guardian?

5. Who does Forrest believe is the source of Mavers' pension?

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