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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 Harriet daydreaming about in the first paragraph of The Gaudy Night?
(a) Her childhood home.
(b) Shrewsbury College.
(c) Lord Peter Wimsey.
(d) Dinsdale Elementary School.

2. After Harriet notices the light on in the New Library, whose room does she find empty?
(a) Miss Martin's.
(b) Miss Burrow's.
(c) Miss de Vine's.
(d) Miss Barton's.

3. Who bumps into Harriet and spills her meringues?
(a) Jukes.
(b) Saint-George.
(c) Mr. Pomfret.
(d) Peter.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Harriet find climbing up a wall of the college in the middle of the night?

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

3. While investigating the light in the New Library, Harriet runs into a student doing what?

4. During her time at Oxford, Harriet discovers that people are more interested in whom, rather than herself?

5. Which two students on bicycles meet Mr. Pomfret and Harriet at the gate?

Short Essay Questions

1. Harriet drives to Oxford to attend the opening of the new library and to investigate which incidents?

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

3. Why does Harriet tell Saint-George about the poltergeist in Chapter 10?

4. How have Harriet's classmates changed from when they graduated to when she saw them again at the unveiling of the clock?

5. Why does Harriet find it difficult to write to Peter after visiting Saint-George in the hospital?

6. In Chapter 7, why does Harriet hide a man in the chapel during the middle of the night?

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

8. What is significant about April 1st?

9. In the meeting that takes place during Chapter 5, why is it concluded that the culprit must be a resident at Oxford?

10. How does Harriet handle the vandalism of the New Library?

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