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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does Lizzie Pinter look like, as pointed out by Hamish at the end of Chapter 18?
(a) Catherine Tarrant.
(c) Lettice Wood.
(d) Maggie Sommers.
2. 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.
3. Where does Maggie tell Rutledge Helena is when he confronts her in Chapter 20?
(a) The Inn.
(b) The bedroom.
(c) The funeral.
(d) The hospital.
4. What does the item Rutledge finds in the meadow in Chapter 12 tell Rutledge?
(a) Wilton lied about seeing Helena Sommers the morning of the murder.
(b) Wilton lied and he must be the killer.
(c) Wilton told the truth about who he saw the morning of the murder, but where he saw them.
(d) That Wilton was truthful about his activities that day and there might be another witness.
5. Who does Rutledge tell Lettice Wood he plans to arrest at the end of Chapter 16?
6. Redfern did not want who treating him when he was in hospital during the war?
(a) Lettice Wood.
(b) Helena Sommers.
(c) Sally Davenant.
(d) Catherine Tarrant.
7. What does Wilton continuously refuse to answer each time Rutledge asks?
(a) What his relationship with Lettice Wood is truly like.
(b) What his relationship with his cousin is.
(c) Why he broke up with Catherine Tarrant.
(d) What his fight with the murder victim was about.
8. What causes Hickam's testimony to be confusing as Rutledge is finally able to interrogate him in Chapter 15?
(b) References to non-existent people.
(c) References to the war.
9. How does Lizzie Pinter react in Chapter 14 when Rutledge shows her the doll he found in an earlier chapter?
(a) She tells about seeing a dead body.
(b) She screams.
(c) She hugs Rutledge.
(d) She laughs.
10. Why does Rutledge often go to church while investigating a murder?
(a) He is a highly religious man.
(b) He enjoys ritual.
(c) It helps him deal with Hamish.
(d) It helps him get a feel for the villagers and suspects.
11. What does Mark Wilton think will best serve him in what he must do next, as described in Chapter 17?
12. What is the primary thought on Lettice Wood's mind in the end of Chapter 17?
(a) A wish that she had killed Harris in a different style.
(b) A hope that Mark will come see her.
(c) A hope that the investigation will be over soon.
(d) A wish to turn back time.
13. What does Carfield preach about in Chapter 15?
(a) Coveting your neighbor.
(b) Making the best of one's short life.
(c) The sin of murder.
14. Who seems to be the main topic of conversation in the beginning of Chapter 17?
(a) Lettice Wood.
(c) Helena Sommers.
15. What does Rutledge want to know about Mavers' actions the morning of the murder?
(a) To learn which scholars he quotes in his speeches.
(b) To verify his alibi.
(c) To learn if he could have slipped away.
(d) To find out what he was saying about the murder victim.
Short Answer Questions
1. What questions cause Lizzie Pinter to begin screaming in her grandmother's arms at the end of Chapter 18?
2. For whom did Mavers' father work?
3. What was the profession of Mavers' father?
4. Who is the one character Rutledge most wants to interrogate in the murder investigation?
5. Who does Lettice Wood remind Rutledge of?
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