A Test of Wills Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Caroline and Charles Todd
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who, as described in Chapter 5, died of drowning?

2. What nationality does one of Lettice Wood's suggest for a secret lover Catherine Tarrant had?

3. Who is Laurence Royston?

4. Who does Rutledge suggest to Wilton might have been the real murderer?

5. Who does Rutledge run into in Chapter 5 after leaving Mavers?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Dr. Warren claim he felt it necessary to sedate Lettice Wood after the death of her guardian?

2. What does Rutledge discover in Chapter 20 when he goes into Helena Sommers' bedroom the morning of the funeral?

3. Why does Rutledge questions Mrs. Davenant about the pension Mavers' receives in Chapter 11?

4. Where does Rutledge find himself continuously drawn as he continues to investigate the murder of Harris?

5. What information does Mrs. Davenant give Rutledge about Wilton in Chapter 11 that could provide a motive for murder?

6. In what condition does Rutledge find the owner of the doll he found in Chapter 12 in the meadow where Harris' body was found?

7. Why does the author switch point of view in a series of vignettes at the end of Chapter 17?

8. What does Rutledge see that causes the voice of Hamish to become quite loud for a moment?

9. Who killed Colonel Charles Harris?

10. Who is the prime suspect as supported by the evidence in Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Who is Lizzie Pinter? Why is she traumatized? What does the doctor think of her condition? What does he do to help her? What does Rutledge find of Lizzie's in the meadow where Harris' body was found? What does Rutledge think Lizzie saw in the meadow? How does this change Rutledge's assumptions about the murder?

Essay Topic 2

Who is the main suspect in the murder of Harris? What does Rutledge think about the evidence he has gathered against this suspect? Does Scotland Yard support Rutledge's conclusions? Does Rutledge have the full support of his superiors at Scotland Yard? Explain. What could potentially happen to Ian Rutledge if he fails to solve this case in a satisfactory manner? Why do many people complain that Rutledge is taking too long to solve the case? Is he? How does Rutledge respond to this pressure?

Essay Topic 3

Who is Ian Rutledge? Whose voice does he hear in his head? Why is he often surprised others cannot hear this voice? Why does Rutledge hear voices? Where has Rutledge been? What experience has caused Rutledge to hear this voice in his head? What was he before this experience? Who expects Rutledge to fail now that he has returned? Why? What does Rutledge think of his own chances of success in his current situation?

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