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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Harriet and the Dean discuss the absence of what in the malevolent notes?
(a) Grammar.
(b) English.
(c) Misspellings.
(d) Proper names.

2. Whom does Harriet find lying on the ground drunk in the middle of the night?
(a) Miss de Vine.
(b) Miss Cattermole.
(c) Miss Flaxman.
(d) Pomfret.

3. In Chapter 1, which old friend of Harriet's is ill and urges her to attend a school event?
(a) Dorothy Collins.
(b) Betty Armstrong.
(c) Vera Mollison.
(d) Mary Stokes.

4. Harriet suggests to the Dean that what be installed on the top of the walls?
(a) Alarms.
(b) Spikes.
(c) Barbed wire.
(d) Cameras.

5. During her time at Oxford, Harriet discovers that people are more interested in whom, rather than herself?
(a) Lord Arnold Tyndale.
(b) Lord Peter Wimsey.
(c) The characters from her books.
(d) Mary Stokes.

6. How were the notes written?
(a) By typewriter.
(b) By hand.
(c) From newspaper clippings.
(d) From book clippings.

7. Who is standing in front of the fuse box by the West Staircase?
(a) Miss Barton.
(b) Harriet.
(c) Padgett.
(d) Annie.

8. Miss Pyke discovers that what is missing right before she has to lecture?
(a) Her spectacles.
(b) Her pen.
(c) Her book.
(d) Her gown.

9. Catherine Freemantle, a former classmate of Harriet's, married a farmer and now lives where?
(a) On the Scottish border.
(b) On the Welsh border.
(c) In Ireland.
(d) In Yorkshire.

10. Which old classmate of Harriet's is an archaeologist?
(a) Vera Mollison.
(b) Mary Stokes.
(c) Phoebe Tucker.
(d) Dorothy Collins.

11. Whom was Shrewsbury College named after?
(a) Lord Shrewsbury, who founded the college.
(b) Mary, Countess of Shrewsbury, who was considered greater than her husband.
(c) Mary, Countess of Shrewsbury, who was meek and mild mannered.
(d) Lord Shrewsbury, who first allowed women to attend Oxford.

12. Where had the gowns been burnt?
(a) In the chapel.
(b) In the tower.
(c) In the quad.
(d) In the library.

13. In which language is the note that Harriet found on the hanging figure?
(a) Latin.
(b) Arabic.
(c) English.
(d) Chinese.

14. Harriet suggests engaging investigators who disguise themselves as what?
(a) A bank.
(b) A shipping company.
(c) A typing bureau.
(d) A maid service.

15. Who is knocked down and bruised while the lights are out?
(a) Miss Barton.
(b) Miss Lydgate.
(c) Harriet.
(d) The Dean.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Peter's April 1st proposal come to Harriet?

2. Mr. Arbuthnot tells Harriet that Peter is attached to what?

3. What event does Harriet first attend when she visits Shrewsbury College?

4. What is Miss Lydgate clutching as the lights go off across the Quad?

5. When telling her about the New Library vandalism, what does Harriet smell in Miss Burrow the librarian's room?

(see the answer keys)

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