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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Mary stops to wonder after killing Patrick, “What were the laws about murderers with” what?
(a) Medical conditions
(b) Unborn children
(c) Religious convictions
(d) Ties to their victims

2. By what name does Mary call Sergeant Noonan as the investigation continues?
(a) Charlie
(b) Thomas
(c) Sam
(d) Jack

3. Mary tells Patrick that he can eat his dinner where in the beginning of “Lamb to the Slaughter”?
(a) At the diner
(b) At the restaurant
(c) In his chair
(d) In the dining room

4. How are the curtains arranged in the opening of “Lamb to the Slaughter”?
(a) Only the left curtain is open
(b) Only the right curtain is open
(c) The curtains are drawn
(d) The curtains are wide open

5. What beverage is sitting out as Mary waits in the opening of “Lamb to the Slaughter”?
(a) Tea and lemon juice
(b) Whiskey and soda water
(c) Coffee and milk
(d) Orange juice and rum

6. Who is the protagonist of “Lamb to the Slaughter”?
(a) Sergeant Noonan
(b) Mary
(c) Patrick
(d) Sam

7. Patrick tells Mary that what he has to say will be what to her in “Lamb to the Slaughter”?
(a) Not what she wants to hear
(b) A bit of a shock
(c) Potentially crushing
(d) Somewhat of a relief

8. Patrick tells Mary after relating his story that “there needn’t really be any” what?
(a) Fuss
(b) Hatred
(c) Agony
(d) Yelling

9. What does Mary offer to get Patrick, but is turned down, after he arrives home in “Lamb to the Slaughter”?
(a) His slippers
(b) His glasses
(c) The newspaper
(d) His pipe

10. What is the store clerk’s response when Mary asks him if he thinks her dinner will be all right despite being cooked from frozen?
(a) Personally, I would thaw it first
(b) I wouldn’t know, I am a vegetarian
(c) Personally, I don’t believe it makes any difference
(d) Personally, I will only eat them fresh

11. What kind of air is described about Mary and “everything she did” in the beginning of “Lamb to the Slaughter”?
(a) A methodical air
(b) A quick frantic air
(c) A free-spirited air
(d) A slow smiling air

12. What is a prominent literary element in “Lamb to the Slaughter”?
(a) Repetitive verse
(b) Literary allusion
(c) Symbolism
(d) Onomatopoeia

13. Mary is told by the policemen that the weapon used to kill her husband was “most certainly a large piece of” what?
(a) Rock
(b) Metal
(c) Plastic
(d) Wood

14. When Sergeant Noonan offers to take Mary to another house for the night, she responds that she “didn’t feel like she could move even” how much “at the moment”?
(a) A foot
(b) An inch
(c) A centimeter
(d) A yard

15. Mary is described as loving the way that Patrick remains silent about his what, in the beginning of the short story?
(a) Tiredness
(b) Admiration
(c) Anger
(d) Frustration

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mary attempt to do in the bedroom after killing Patrick?

2. What word from the story refers to a state of being desperate or wild with excitement, passion or fear?

3. How is the room that Mary waits in described in the opening of “Lamb to the Slaughter”?

4. What is Mary’s presumed reason for going to the store in “Lamb to the Slaughter”?

5. One of the officers in the kitchen says of the murder weapon, “"Personally, I think it's” where?

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