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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 works for the Fortemain's?
2. What does Silas Coombe come to the manor for?
3. Who gives Lucifer the item left for him at the manor?
4. Who is badly wounded at the manor when many of the characters go back to the manor to sort things out?
5. Where exactly is the place where the character is attacked in Chapter 11?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where and why does Silas Coombe assault Phyllida Tallent ?
2. What explanation does Appleby give for killing his friend in the army?
3. Describe how Phyllida Tallent is attacked when she goes behind the church.
4. What does Phyllida Tallent feel about Lucifer confronting her?
5. How does Lucifer and Phyllida Tallent's relationship get back on track?
6. What can be said of the note written by the murderer?
7. Why does Lucifer blame himself when Phyllida Tallent is attacked?
8. What qualities of Phyllida Tallent does Lucifer seem to be impressed with when they are traveling north?
9. What is the importance of the Aesop's Fables?
10. When Lucifer realizes that Phyllida Tallent is not present in church, why does he leave to find her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Give a detailed account of the writing technique used by the author to describe how Lucifer and Phyllida Tallent carry out the murder investigation. Why does the author present it in this fashion? Does this writing technique add or take away from the story? Support your response with specific references to the novel.
Essay Topic 2
How does Lucifer manage to gain Phyllida Tallent's trust, meaning getting her to finally tell him all she knows about the murder day? What tactics does he use, and why/how are they affective in Phyllida in particular?
Essay Topic 3
What kind of relationships do the readers see between the characters of the novel? Are the relationships strained, good, bad?
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