Gaudy Night Test | 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. After the Gaudy Dinner, who invites Harriet for coffee?

2. Whom do the Fellows and Tutors originally suspect as the culprit of the letters and vandalism?

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

4. What do the police find when they raid Juke's home in Chapter 9?

5. In which language is the note that Harriet found on the hanging figure?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens to Jukes in Chapter 9?

3. How does Harriet find the disaster in the New Library the night before its opening?

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

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. Why does Peter not tell the Warden the name of his suspect?

8. Why is Harriet suspicious of Miss Hillyard at the end of Chapter 18?

9. How do Harriet's classmates and former professors receive her?

10. Why is Harriet surprised to see Peter in Oxford?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the three gifts that Peter has given Harriet. Compare the first two. What is significant about the third? How does Harriet react to each one?

Essay Topic 2

Compare author Dorothy Sayers with character Harriet Vane. Use at least three specific details in your comparison.

Essay Topic 3

Annie is obviously the culprit, but it could be said that she is driven to her crimes. Answer the following questions.

1) Why does Annie attack Miss de Vine?

2) Why does Annie attack the college?

3) Are Annie's actions understandable?

4) If you were in charge of dealing with Annie, what would you do?

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