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 Jury ask Vivian when he is questioning her about Beatrice's murder?

2. Who suggests Melrose, Vivian, Agatha, and Ruthven could get a room at the Jerusalem Inn when it appears they are stranded from the storm?

3. Who does Jury come to believe is Robbie's mother?

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

5. What is Frederick charges with doing while he is at Spinney Abbey?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Brown's assignment when she was placed at Bonaventure?

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

4. How is the Margate Hotel described?

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

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

7. What does Vivian ask Jury as she is leaving from being questioned by him about Beatrice's death?

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

9. What feature of Beatrice's leaves a particular impression on Melrose when he first meets her?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss at least three reasons why "Jerusalem Inn" could be classified in a genre other than murder mystery, making sure to use specific examples from the text to support your position.

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

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