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. 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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

During the Gaudy Night, Harriet starts having feelings for Peter. Highlight four important events in their relationship during the book's time period and explain how they contribute to Harriet's accepting Peter's final proposal.

Essay Topic 2

By halfway through the book, Harriet knows that Miss Martin, Miss Lydgate, and Miss Edwards are not the culprits. Explain why each of these characters are known to be innocent, and the event that proves this to Harriet.

Essay Topic 3

The Senior Common Room is the setting for many significant meetings and conversations. Choose two of these occasions and explain their significance to the book.

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