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

2. Who says that she is submitting her resignation and that she is not the cause of the problems at the college?

3. Who once told Harriet that not verifying a source can lead to kidnapping?

4. Who finishes the sonnet that Harriet began writing?

5. How do Harriet and Peter spend the afternoon after he arrives in Oxford?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Peter tell Harriet that he values about her, and why does this surprise her?

2. Describe Peter and Pomfret's first and second meetings.

3. What causes Peter and Harriet to disagree in Chapter 18?

4. Why are the women nervous about Peter dining with them in Chapter 17?

5. What does Pomfret accuse Harriet of when he meets her in Chapter 12?

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

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

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

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

10. How does Harriet respond to Pomfret's avowal of devotion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At one point, Peter dines with the faculty members. Answer the following questions about this event.

1) What are two topics discussed during the evening, and what are the opinions given concerning those topics?

2) How does Peter use information he gathers from this evening to solve the mystery?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the character Miss Cattermole and the role she plays in the book. How does Harriet discover that she is innocent? How does Harriet have an influence on her life?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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