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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where does Rutledge go in the middle of the night to try to figure out the logistics of the murder?
(a) The Haldane property.
(b) The meadow.
(c) The town square.
(d) The Inn.
2. What does the item Rutledge finds in the meadow in Chapter 12 tell Rutledge?
(a) Wilton told the truth about who he saw the morning of the murder, but where he saw them.
(b) Wilton lied and he must be the killer.
(c) Wilton lied about seeing Helena Sommers the morning of the murder.
(d) That Wilton was truthful about his activities that day and there might be another witness.
3. What does Hamish tell Rutledge about his ability to finish this case with his reputation intact?
(a) He should be able to solve the case easily.
(b) It will never happen.
(c) He should resign rather than fail.
(d) He will need more help.
4. 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) Implying an affair where none existed.
(d) Fishing for information.
5. What is Catherine Tarrant's main motive as revealed by her own thoughts in Chapter 17?
(a) Revenge for the death of her lover.
(b) All she owes Wilton.
(c) Hope the murderer of Harris will be found soon.
(d) Grief for the loss of Wilton.
6. 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 visiting a woman of ill repute.
(b) He was visiting Helena Sommers.
(c) He was on his way into the village.
(d) He had resolved a dispute for one of the women of ill repute.
7. 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 passionate to have survived.
(c) It was scandalous because of the sentiments during the war.
(d) It was ill fated and would have failed.
8. Where does Rutledge go to speak to Wilton in the beginning of Chapter 18?
(a) The Haldanes.
(c) The Inn.
(d) Mrs. Davenant's.
9. Who escorts Lettice Wood to the funeral of Colonel Harris?
(a) Inspector Forrest.
(b) Mark Wilton.
(c) Sergeant Davies.
(d) Dr. Warren.
10. What does Rutledge want to know about Mavers' actions the morning of the murder?
(a) To find out what he was saying about the murder victim.
(b) To learn if he could have slipped away.
(c) To learn which scholars he quotes in his speeches.
(d) To verify his alibi.
11. Who does Forrest believe is the source of Mavers' pension?
(a) Catherine Tarrant.
(b) Lettice Wood.
(c) Mr. Davenant.
12. Who does Rutledge ask for an opinion about the murder case in the beginning of Chapter 13?
(a) Captain Wilton.
(c) Catherine Tarrant.
(d) Dr. Warren.
13. What does Carfield preach about in Chapter 15?
(a) The sin of murder.
(b) Coveting your neighbor.
(c) Making the best of one's short life.
14. 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 should look elsewhere for the killer.
(c) That he is slow in solving it.
(d) That he is progressing faster than expected.
15. 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 bury him with the rosary he held so dear.
(c) A chance to lay a rose with his body.
(d) A chance to give him one last kiss.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Rutledge ask Lettice Wood to go over with him one last time in Chapter 12?
2. Who does Rutledge learn in Chapter 14 features prominently in Mavers' speeches?
3. How did Harris reveal unrequited feelings for Lettice Wood on the Tuesday before his death?
4. What question does Rutledge repeatedly ask Lettice Wood that she refuses to answer?
5. What question does Lettice Wood ask Rutledge in Chapter 19?
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