Jerusalem Inn Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Martha Grimes
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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. What small gift does Addie give to Jury during his visit to Bonaventure School?

2. How is Vivian described physically?

3. What holiday season is approaching in the novel?

4. During his first visit to the Jerusalem Inn, who does Jury learn Helen once talked to there?

5. Who is Ruthven?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens after Jury walks Helen home after first meeting her?

2. What does Father Rourke tell Jury about the research Helen was supposedly doing?

3. What happens when Jury walks into the church as the novel opens?

4. How does Lady Agatha react to Melrose's giving up of his title?

5. What important information does Maureen give Jury about her time in school?

6. How does Vivian excuse the separation between her fiance and herself during the holiday season?

7. What happens during Racer's rant at Jury?

8. What triggers Maureen to wonder if something has happened to Helen?

9. What does Jury learn about the stone Helen was at when Jury first saw her?

10. Why does Melrose think he was invited to travel with Vivian?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss at least 3 literary devices that Grimes uses to help the reader better understand at least one character of your choosing. Use direct quotations and/or examples from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast two female characters from "Jerusalem Inn" (like Helen and Beatrice or Lady St. Leger and Beatrice).

Essay Topic 3

Analyze at least three aspects of "Jerusalem Inn" that makes the novel believable as well as what literary devices Grimes uses to create that level of believability OR analyze at least three aspects of "Jerusalem Inn" that makes the novel unbelievable as well as what literary devices Grimes does not use effectively to create a level of believability in the story.

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