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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Miss Lydgate clutching as the lights go off across the Quad?
(a) A rolling pin.
(b) A student.
(c) Her proofs.
(d) Her torch.

2. After being acquitted of murder, where had Harriet traveled?
(a) America.
(b) Russia.
(c) India.
(d) Europe.

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

4. At the end of the Gaudy, what does Harriet find with the cigarette case in her gown?
(a) A note telling her to leave Shrewsbury College.
(b) A picture of the gallows.
(c) A note calling her a murderess.
(d) A match.

5. What kind of weather does Harriet drive through at the beginning of Chapter 5?
(a) Hot.
(b) Sunny.
(c) Snowy.
(d) Rainy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Catherine Freemantle, a former classmate of Harriet's, married a farmer and now lives where?

2. Harriet suggests engaging investigators who disguise themselves as what?

3. Besides Jukes and his family, who is in the house when it is raided?

4. While having coffee after the Gaudy Dinner, who questions Harriet about the type of books she writes?

5. Where had the gowns been burnt?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 1, what are Harriet's emotions as she returns to Shrewsbury College?

2. How does Saint-George embarrass himself in front of Harriet?

3. What does Harriet choose to tell the faculty about the figure hanging in the chapel?

4. What happens to Jukes in Chapter 9?

5. Why is Sunday the best part of a Gaudy?

6. Why is Saint-George unable to keep his lunch appointment with Harriet?

7. What is significant about April 1st?

8. In Chapter 5, what do the Dean and Harriet conclude from the absence of spelling mistakes in the poison pen letters?

9. In Chapter 2, what does Harriet talk about while having coffee with the Dean and her other classmates?

10. Describe Harriet and Peter's relationship from the time of Harriet's return from Europe to her weekend at the Gaudy.

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