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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. Where does Rutledge go to speak to Wilton in the beginning of Chapter 18?
(a) The Inn.
(b) The Haldanes.
(d) Mrs. Davenant's.
2. How does Lizzie Pinter react in Chapter 14 when Rutledge shows her the doll he found in an earlier chapter?
(a) She hugs Rutledge.
(b) She laughs.
(c) She tells about seeing a dead body.
(d) She screams.
3. 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 Haldane property.
(c) The town square.
(d) The meadow.
4. What causes Hickam's testimony to be confusing as Rutledge is finally able to interrogate him in Chapter 15?
(a) References to non-existent people.
(b) References to the war.
5. 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) Possible location of a witness.
(c) The sequence of events.
(d) Signs of a struggle.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the one character Rutledge most wants to interrogate in the murder investigation?
2. What does Rutledge ask Lettice Wood to go over with him one last time in Chapter 12?
3. Who is the real Helena Sommers?
4. Why does Rutledge often go to church while investigating a murder?
5. Who does Rutledge think about as he studies a portrait of Rolf Linden by Catherine Tarrant?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is missing at the funeral in Chapter 20?
2. Why does Bowles claim Scotland Yard cannot support Rutledge if he arrests Captain Wilton without strong evidence in Chapter 18?
3. What new information does Rutledge get when he is finally able to interview Hickam in Chapter 15?
4. Who is Lettice Wood surprised to learn was the source of Mavers' pension?
5. What does Rutledge discover in Chapter 20 when he goes into Helena Sommers' bedroom the morning of the funeral?
6. Why does Rutledge go to the Sommers' home the morning of the funeral?
7. What major regret does Lettice Wood confess she has in the death of her guardian?
8. Why does the author switch point of view in a series of vignettes at the end of Chapter 17?
9. What information does Mrs. Davenant give Rutledge about Wilton in Chapter 11 that could provide a motive for murder?
10. What does Lettice Wood say about her thoughts on Wilton's possible motives for murder?
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