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Caroline and Charles Todd
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Helena Sommers admit she saw the morning of the murder in Chapter 4?
(a) Royston.
(b) Harris.
(c) Lettice Wood.
(d) Wilton.

2. Where is Scotland Yard?
(a) East Hampton.
(b) Paris.
(c) Cairo.
(d) London.

3. What emotion does Rutledge recognize brings on Hamish McLeod's voice quickly in his mind?
(a) Anger.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Loneliness.
(d) Sadness.

4. What does Rutledge say London gave him in the aftermath of the debacle with McLeod?
(a) A promotion.
(b) His resignation.
(c) A raise.
(d) A medal.

5. Why did a mob try to lynch Mavers in Chapter 5?
(a) He insisted that Germans are our friends.
(b) He insulted Colonel Harris.
(c) He is simply annoying.
(d) He claimed Wilton killed the murder victim.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who first mentions Mavers to Rutledge while he is doing interviews?

2. Who does Wilton recall meeting on his morning walk the day of the murder?

3. Where did the murder that will be investigated in this novel take place?

4. What is the point of view of this novel?

5. What does Lettice Wood say the murder victim's state of mind was in the days before his death?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Catherine Tarrant seek out Rutledge in chapter 5?

2. What does Rutledge note as odd in Wilton's behavior toward Lettice in the aftermath of Harris' murder?

3. Why does Rutledge have Davies check the railroad for out of town visitors the day of the murder?

4. Who is Hamish McLeod? What is his connection to Rutledge?

5. What is revealed when the author switches point of views at the beginning of Chapter 7?

6. What does Rutledge feel is unusual about the position in which the body of Colonel Harris was found?

7. What has happened to Hickman in Chapter 7 that angers Rutledge?

8. Why does Mrs. Davenant urge Captain Wilton to visit Lettice Wood at Mallows?

9. What does Rutledge find unusual about Lettice Wood's manner in Chapter 2?

10. Why was Scotland Yard called in to investigate the murder of Colonel Harris?

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