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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How much older than Susan Assington is her husband?
2. Who is Mrs. Krimp?
3. What meal do Grace and Jury share while discussing Beatrice's murder?
4. How long do the guests think it will take for the police to arrive to Beatrice's murder scene?
5. What does someone believe is the only vehicle that can rescue Melrose, Vivian, Agatha, and Ruthven when they are stranded at the Jerusalem Inn?
Essay Topic 1
Present a well-reasoned paper arguing whether the reader is supposed to find Melrose a likable (giving, charitable, smart detective) character OR an unlikable (spoiled, arrogant, condescending former aristocrat) character. Make sure to use specific 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
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.
This section contains 806 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)