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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What causes Hickam's testimony to be confusing as Rutledge is finally able to interrogate him in Chapter 15?
(a) References to the war.
(b) References to non-existent people.
2. 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) A child screaming.
(d) The goose and a man screaming.
3. What is implied by the fight that Harris and Lettice had in the inn before Harris' death?
(a) They did not agree on the budget for the wedding.
(b) They did not like one another.
(c) They were lovers.
(d) They were in disagreement over Lettice's marriage to Wilton.
4. 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 underestimated her.
(c) She is related to a distant cousin.
(d) He does not like her.
5. Who does Helena Sommers tell Rutledge has arranged a car to take her to the funeral?
6. To whom does a witness claim Catherine Tarrant gave money after the murder?
(c) Helena Sommers.
(d) Lettice Wood.
7. What does Carfield preach about in Chapter 15?
(a) Making the best of one's short life.
(c) Coveting your neighbor.
(d) The sin of murder.
8. Who does Rutledge think about as he studies a portrait of Rolf Linden by Catherine Tarrant?
(a) Lettice Wood.
(b) His sister.
(d) Helena Sommers.
9. Who does Rutledge tell Lettice Wood he plans to arrest at the end of Chapter 16?
10. 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 on his way into the village.
(c) He had resolved a dispute for one of the women of ill repute.
(d) He was visiting Helena Sommers.
11. What image has been in Lettice Wood's head since learning of her guardian's violent death?
(a) His smiling face as she last saw it.
(b) His mangled body.
(c) A bloody mass of flesh.
(d) A bloody shirt front.
12. Why does Redfern tell Rutledge he believes a fight between Harris and Refern the Tuesday before the murder could not have been terribly serious?
(a) Lettice Wood told him it was not serious.
(b) Lettice Wood was happy a few days later.
(c) Harris told him it was just a lover's tiff.
(d) Harris walked with her in the garden immediately afterward.
13. Who does Rutledge go to check on in the beginning of Chapter 13?
(a) Lettice Wood.
(d) Lizzie Pinter.
14. 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 will need more help.
(d) He should resign rather than fail.
15. Why does Rutledge continue to hesitate to arrest Wilton at the end of Chapter 16?
(a) He believes he is missing something.
(b) He believes Mavers is guilty.
(c) He believes the traumatized child saw the real killer and it was not Wilton.
(d) He believes Dr. Warren had more motive.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Rutledge realize is the only evidence against Mark Wilton at the end of Chapter 14?
2. Who does Rutledge nearly run over in the rain at the beginning of Chapter 17?
3. What does Mrs. Davenant say about Wilton's choice in women?
4. What is Mrs. Davenant's opinion of the relationship between Catherine Tarrant and Rolf Linden?
5. Where does Hickam say he saw the murder victim argue with Mark Wilton the morning of the murder?
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