Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. Miss Pyke discovers that what is missing right before she has to lecture?
2. Several of Harriet's classmates ask her about which Lord?
3. What do the police find when they raid Juke's home in Chapter 9?
4. Who proposes to Harriet at regular intervals?
5. Where had the gowns been burnt?
Short Essay Questions
1. What causes the Warden to agree to seek professional help in solving the mystery?
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. Harriet drives to Oxford to attend the opening of the new library and to investigate which incidents?
5. Why does Harriet tell Saint-George about the poltergeist in Chapter 10?
6. Why does Harriet contact Peter in Chapter 13?
7. Why does Harriet find it difficult to write to Peter after visiting Saint-George in the hospital?
8. How does Harriet handle the vandalism of the New Library?
9. How does Peter propose to Harriet for the last time?
10. What is the result of the search party for Miss Newland?
Essay Topic 1
An element of detective fiction is that the author leaves obscure clues as to who is responsible. Find four of these clues from Gaudy Night and explain how they point to Annie as the culprit.
Essay Topic 2
Compare author Dorothy Sayers with character Harriet Vane. Use at least three specific details in your comparison.
Essay Topic 3
The issue of women's education versus domesticity occurs frequently in Gaudy Night. Even Harriet is at one time disposed to believe that the culprit is one of the female dons who has gone mad from learning and suppressed sexual desires. How is it ironic that Annie, a married uneducated women, is the mad culprit? Is Dorothy Sayers conveying a message through this? In your answer, consider the author's own life experience.
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