Gaudy Night Test | Final 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. Where does Peter take Harriet after he returns from York?

2. Where does Harriet gain consciousness after her attack?

3. Who returns the slipper to Miss Hillyard?

4. What does Peter discuss with Miss Hillyard?

5. After leaving the science lab, what does Peter say to Harriet?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do Peter and Harriet spend their day together after he returns from York?

3. How does Peter suggest that Harriet alter her novel?

4. How do Harriet and Peter examine the science lab?

5. Why does Harriet contact Peter in Chapter 13?

6. How do Harriet and Peter spend the afternoon of his first day in Oxford?

7. What does Peter say about the mystery when Harriet shows him her notes at the river?

8. Why does Harriet accuse Miss Hillyard of smashing her chess set?

9. Why does Harriet not return to Shrewsbury as soon as the Warden's maid calls her?

10. How does Peter know Padgett?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

After her accusation, Annie proudly tells the women that she has created division between them. Yet, Peter tells the women that they defeated Annie's purpose by remaining united and keeping the issue confidential. Who do you think is correct, Peter or Annie? Support your answer with three examples from the book.

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