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 is Grace wearing when she comes to the murder scene?

2. Who was Helen very interested in when she came to talk to Miss Dunsany?

3. Who admits to having knowledge of poisons?

4. What is Melrose's impression of Susan Assington?

5. What secret did Helen tell Miss Hargreaves-Brown first?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Susan Assington appear to the group when it arrives at Spinney Abbey during the snowstorm?

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

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

6. How is the Margate Hotel described?

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

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

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

10. What arrangements was Brown given for her work at Bonaventure?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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