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 kind of medical condition does Helen have?

2. What does Jury think about Cyril?

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

4. What does Cullen agree to do once he receives the autopsy reports about Helen?

5. Where does Jury spend a day with his cousin after he meets Helen?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Addie tell Jury the first time they meet at Bonaventure School?

2. Why does Jury think St. Leger will not be alive by the time he wants to arrest her?

3. What does Jury think of his cousin's husband?

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

5. What does Melrose do with Beatrice's murder scene when he realizes that someone has been killed?

6. Who discovers Helen's body?

7. What is going on in the Jerusalem Inn when Melrose, Plant, Vivian, Agatha, and Ruthven arrive during the snowstorm?

8. What happens to Robbie after he is given to Bonaventure when his own parents do no want him?

9. How does Jury feel about the resolution of the murder cases at the end of "Jerusalem Inn"?

10. What does Jury expect St. Leger will do before she is arrested?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Murder mysteries, and Martha Grimes in particular, are an especially popular type of novel. Discuss at least four aspects of Grimes's writing style that resonates so strongly with such a large audience, citing specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss at least four aspects of "Jerusalem Inn" that can easily be carried over into another novel in the Richard Jury mystery series.

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