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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. About whom does Kerrison think on the drive to the murder site?
(a) Why he is not out fishing on such a lovely morning.
(b) The pathologist at the main hospital.
(c) The way the mist is rising off his car meaning it will be a hot day.
(d) The senior biologist.

2. Who is teaching Brenda?
(a) Dr. Kerrison.
(b) Mr. Howarth.
(c) Dr. Lorrimer.
(d) Cliff Bradley.

3. Where was Director Howarth the night before?
(a) In London.
(b) At his mother's home.
(c) At the village concert.
(d) At a woman's house for dinner.

4. How is Angela during her initial interview with Dalgliesh?
(a) Open.
(b) Indifferent.
(c) Hostile.
(d) Reserved.

5. Who chats openly and honestly with Dalgliesh?
(a) Dr. Kerrison.
(b) Angela Foley.
(c) Brenda Pridmore.
(d) Director Howarth.

6. What protocol does Blakelock describe to Dalgliesh?
(a) The protocol of rank.
(b) The protocol of who is allowed to work after hours without Blakelock also being in attendance.
(c) The protocol of logging evidence.
(d) The protocol of signing out supplies.

7. What do the men discuss at the murder scene?
(a) How many teams have been eliminated in the Wimbleton doubles tournament.
(b) What the murderer might be doing right now.
(c) Why a newly-formed football team was suddenly sold.
(d) Why anyone would choose such as beautiful day to commit murder.

8. What surprises Brenda Pridmore?
(a) That the lights are on in the reception area when she arrives.
(b) That Blakelock is not yet at the lab.
(c) That Dr. Kerrison is coming out of the lab when Brenda arrives.
(d) That Mrs. Bidwell has not yet arrived at the lab.

9. How do most of the staff seem to respond to Dr. Lorrimer's murder?
(a) They are quite distraught.
(b) They seem jubilant.
(c) They seem unaffected.
(d) They are horrified.

10. What does Mrs. Bidwell explain to Dalgliesh?
(a) That Mrs. Bidwell is hard of hearing.
(b) About her cleaning routine.
(c) That Dr. Lorrimer did not allow Mrs. Bidwell to clean in the lab.
(d) About how Dr. Lorrimer always asked her to wipe his desk twice a day.

11. How does Inspector Blakelock behave while being questioned by Dalgliesh?
(a) He stands at attention.
(b) He becomes agitated.
(c) He is openly hostile at Scotland Yard being assigned the case.
(d) He sits and chats like the two are old buddies.

12. About what does Susan Bradley call Middlemass?
(a) To ask him to dinner.
(b) To intevene for Cliff.
(c) To offer her assistance with his backlog.
(d) To ask for her old job back.

13. Who witnesses the exchange between Middlemass and Lorrimer?
(a) Mrs. Bidwell.
(b) Director Howarth.
(c) Brenda Pridmore.
(d) Dr. Kerrison.

14. What prints are found on the mallet?
(a) Brenda Pridmore and Dr. Kerrison.
(b) None.
(c) Only those of the owner.
(d) Paul Middlemass.

15. How does Director Howarth respond to Dalgliesh's question about what Dr. Lorrimer is like outside of work?
(a) Howarth says Dr. Lorrimer was a loner.
(b) Howarth says Dr. Lorrimer spent much time in London for his social life.
(c) Howarth says Dr. Lorrimer was happy and well adjusted.
(d) Howarth says he did not know him outside of work.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Director Howarth know Dr. Lorrimer looked at a book on Howarth's desk?

2. What is all the staff required to do in the library?

3. Who stays with Mr. Lorrimer immediately after the news of his son's death is given him?

4. Who is Brenda Pridmore?

5. About what does Dalgliesh question Dr. Kerrison?

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