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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who seems to be the main topic of conversation in the beginning of Chapter 17?
(a) Helena Sommers.
(b) Lettice Wood.
2. Why does Rutledge continue to hesitate to arrest Wilton at the end of Chapter 16?
(a) He believes Mavers is guilty.
(b) He believes he is missing something.
(c) He believes Dr. Warren had more motive.
(d) He believes the traumatized child saw the real killer and it was not Wilton.
3. Why does Rutledge wake Lettice in the middle of the night in the beginning of Chapter 19?
(a) He needs Lettice to confirm what Harris was wearing the morning he died.
(b) He is in need of comfort and information.
(c) He wants Lettice to tell him what kind of guns Wilton knows how to use.
(d) He knows who killed Harris and wants to test his theory.
4. 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.
5. Who does Rutledge nearly run over in the rain at the beginning of Chapter 17?
(a) Daniel Hickam.
(b) Maggie Sommers.
(c) Dr. Warren.
(d) Catherine Tarrant.
6. Where does Rutledge go to speak to Wilton in the beginning of Chapter 18?
(a) The Inn.
(c) Mrs. Davenant's.
(d) The Haldanes.
7. With whom is Rutledge arguing at the beginning of Chapter 17?
(a) Hamish McLeod.
(b) Mark Wilton.
(c) Lettice Wood.
(d) Laurence Royston.
8. What does Rutledge have trouble picturing when he returns to the meadow where the murder victim was discovered?
(a) The sequence of events.
(b) Signs of a struggle.
(c) The marks of the bullet's path.
(d) Possible location of a witness.
9. What does Mark Wilton think will best serve him in what he must do next, as described in Chapter 17?
10. How does Rutledge calm Lettice Wood after insulting her by implying she had a hand in the murder?
(a) He tells her he will get a new investigator.
(b) He begs her to help him solve the case.
(c) He promises to give her justice one way or another.
(d) He tells her he loves her.
11. What is the primary thought on Lettice Wood's mind in the end of Chapter 17?
(a) A wish to turn back time.
(b) A wish that she had killed Harris in a different style.
(c) A hope that Mark will come see her.
(d) A hope that the investigation will be over soon.
12. 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.
13. What does Rutledge vow to do at the end of the novel?
(a) Fight for his sister's love.
(b) Fight for his fiancee.
(c) Fight for his reputation.
(d) Fight for his sanity.
14. Who remains Rutledge's prime suspect in the investigation as Chapter 12 draws to a close?
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 give him one last kiss.
(d) A chance to lay a rose with his body.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is implied by the fight that Harris and Lettice had in the inn before Harris' death?
2. What does Wilton continuously refuse to answer each time Rutledge asks?
3. What is the weather like as the villagers gather for the funeral of Colonel Harris?
4. What has Captain Wilton been doing with his time over the last few days of the investigation as has been revealed in Chapter 13?
5. How does Lettice Wood's revelation of a brief affair with Harris change Wilton's motive?
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