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 does Jury admit to Helen when the first meet?

2. Who is Fiona Clingmore?

3. What does Jury do back in Helen's home that he hopes will help with his investigation?

4. What is the name of Frederick Parmenger's father?

5. What does Vivian do for a living?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the Margate Hotel described?

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

3. How does Melrose react to how Ruthven addresses him?

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

5. What does Irene request of Lady St. Leger?

6. Why does St. Leger kill Beatrice?

7. What is Grace most upset about during her questioning with Jury about Beatrice's murder?

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

9. What does Nellie tell Jury when he comes to talk to her about Helen?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss how the Helen Minton murder scene 1) sets the tone for the rest of the novel and 2) introduces at least three key facts about Helen that are important throughout the rest of the text. Make sure to use direct quotations and evidence from the text to support your thesis.

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