Jerusalem Inn Test | Final 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. How does Charles react when asked about Helen's murder?

2. What secret does Jury confess to Grace that he knows about her?

3. How long do the guests think it will take for the police to arrive to Beatrice's murder scene?

4. What kind of storm interferes with several characters' plans to get to Charles Seaingham's home?

5. What is the real relationship between Helen and Parmenger?

Short Essay Questions

1. What first impression of Parmenger does Melrose offer to Jury?

2. How is Lady St. Leger described when her character is introduced in Chapter 11?

3. What is confusing to the guests about Beatrice's murder scene?

4. What does Parmenger say to Jury while being questioned about Beatrice's murder?

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

6. What is Grace's physician's theory about what happened with Beatrice?

7. How does Jury respond to being yelled at when he lights the fire in the Margate Hotel?

8. What information do Jury and Grace share about Grace possibly being poisoned?

9. What theory of Beatrice's murder do Jury and Melrose discuss at the Jerusalem Inn when they are there with Tom and Robbie?

10. What does Parmenger later admit to doing at Seaingham's mansion during his visit there?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Analyze at least three literary techniques Grimes uses to make one character of your choosing from the "Jerusalem Inn" very likable OR very unlikable to the reader.

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