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. What does Melrose think of Beatrice?

2. Where is Beatrice's body found?

3. Why does Tommy want to go to the Jerusalem Inn with Melrose in Chapter 14?

4. What is St. Leger so concerned about that happened the night before Beatrice's murder?

5. Where do Jury and Wiggins meet up after Beatrice's murder?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the Margate Hotel described?

3. What information does Ruthven hear from other servants that he passes along to Melrose?

4. What role does Jury want Melrose to play during his time at Spinney Abbey?

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

6. How does Jury come to realize that Melrose and Vivian are in the area when he arrives at the Jerusalem Inn?

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

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

9. What does the group discuss over its first dinner at Spinney Abbey?

10. What wry comment does Parmenger make to Jury about how he is dressed the night Beatrice is found?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Jury and Melrose, making sure to use direct evidence and examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss why it was necessary for Beatrice to die in "Jerusalem Inn." Make sure to discuss what effect her death has on the text in general and on Jury in particular -- and why those consequences were necessary for the story.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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