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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What motive does Wilton have for murdering Harris?
(b) Lettice Wood.
(d) A title.
2. What does Rutledge vow to do at the end of the novel?
(a) Fight for his sanity.
(b) Fight for his fiancee.
(c) Fight for his sister's love.
(d) Fight for his reputation.
3. What does Mark Wilton think will best serve him in what he must do next, as described in Chapter 17?
4. What questions cause Lizzie Pinter to begin screaming in her grandmother's arms at the end of Chapter 18?
(a) About a woman with a shotgun.
(b) About a man with a shotgun.
(c) About a man on a horse.
(d) About a dead body lying in a meadow.
5. What question does Lettice Wood ask Rutledge in Chapter 19?
(a) If he has ever been in love.
(b) If he is in love with her.
(c) If he hears voices in his head.
(d) If he understands the mentality of suicide.
6. Where does Rutledge hide out in Chapter 16 in order to review the evidence in the case one more time?
(a) His hotel room.
(b) The meadow where the body was discovered.
7. What is Catherine Tarrant's main motive as revealed by her own thoughts in Chapter 17?
(a) Grief for the loss of Wilton.
(b) Revenge for the death of her lover.
(c) All she owes Wilton.
(d) Hope the murderer of Harris will be found soon.
8. What does Rutledge learn is the reason for Mavers' strong reaction to a conversation after church services in Chapter 15?
(a) Royston accused him of the murder.
(b) Lettice Wood is open to courting with him.
(c) Mrs. Davenant has offered him a job.
(d) Harris paid his pension, but it will not continue.
9. 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 get a feel for the villagers and suspects.
(d) It helps him deal with Hamish.
10. Where does Maggie tell Rutledge Helena is when he confronts her in Chapter 20?
(a) The Inn.
(b) The funeral.
(c) The bedroom.
(d) The hospital.
11. 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 verify his alibi.
(d) To learn which scholars he quotes in his speeches.
12. Where does Rutledge go in the middle of the night to try to figure out the logistics of the murder?
(a) The Inn.
(b) The meadow.
(c) The town square.
(d) The Haldane property.
13. What does Rutledge have trouble picturing when he returns to the meadow where the murder victim was discovered?
(a) The marks of the bullet's path.
(b) The sequence of events.
(c) Possible location of a witness.
(d) Signs of a struggle.
14. Who does Helena Sommers tell Rutledge has arranged a car to take her to the funeral?
15. Who remains Rutledge's prime suspect in the investigation as Chapter 12 draws to a close?
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Hamish McLeod respond to the portrait of Rolf Linden by Catherine Tarrant?
2. What does Hamish tell Rutledge about his ability to finish this case with his reputation intact?
3. Who seems to be the main topic of conversation in the beginning of Chapter 17?
4. What does Carfield preach about in Chapter 15?
5. What does Lettice Wood admit to in the end of Chapter 19?
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