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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. What gossip does Rutledge hear in Chapter 14 as he questions the villagers about Mavers?
2. What does Rutledge vow to do at the end of the novel?
3. What was the profession of Mavers' father?
4. What does Mrs. Davenant say about Wilton's choice in women?
5. For whom did Mavers' father work?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Lettice Wood say about her thoughts on Wilton's possible motives for murder?
2. What does Rutledge fear will happen should he arrest Captain Wilton for the murder of Colonel Harris?
3. Why does Rutledge go to the Sommers' home the morning of the funeral?
4. Why does Rutledge agree in Chapter 18 to delay his arrest of Captain Wilton until after the funeral?
5. What does Rutledge say in Chapter 12 that causes Lettice Wood to become angry with him? How does Rutledge respond to this anger?
6. In Chapter 16, Rutledge learns that Harris ate lunch at the inn often. What is unusual about Harris' lunch the Tuesday before his death?
7. Why does the author switch point of view in a series of vignettes at the end of Chapter 17?
8. In what condition does Rutledge find the owner of the doll he found in Chapter 12 in the meadow where Harris' body was found?
9. What does Lettice Wood reveal to Rutledge in Chapter 19 after he wakes her in the middle of the night?
10. Who is Lettice Wood surprised to learn was the source of Mavers' pension?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following themes in detail, citing examples from the novel:
2) death and grief
3) romantic disappointments
4) mental instability.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss one of the following characters and their motives for murder in detail, citing examples from the novel to support your conclusions:
Essay Topic 3
Discuss each of the following in detail, citing examples from the novel to support your conclusions:
2) Point of view
3) Metaphor and symbolism
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