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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Mary calls the police officer’s dear friends of whom in “Lamb to the Slaughter”?
2. What reason does Mary give to the store clerk for her staying in tonight?
(a) The restaurant is closed
(b) Patrick is tired
(c) She is feeling ill
(d) The car needs repairs
3. When Mary leaves to go to the store, it’s not yet what time?
(a) 10:00 a.m.
(b) 3:00 p.m.
(c) 6:00 p.m
(d) 9:00 p.m.
4. What does Mary resume doing after Patrick arrives home in “Lamb to the Slaughter”?
5. One of the officers in the kitchen says “That’s a hell of a big” what that was “used to hit poor Patrick”?
6. By what name does Mary call Sergeant Noonan as the investigation continues?
7. “Lamb to the Slaughter” illustrates author Roald Dahl’s fascination with what literary genre?
(b) Science fiction
(c) Historical fiction
8. To whom does Mary call out when she returns from the store?
9. Mary is told by the policemen that her husband has been killed with what weapon?
(a) A large caliber firearm
(b) A heavy blunt instrument
(c) A sharp knife
(d) A small caliber firearm
10. What does Mary say when the police pick up after she calls them?
(a) Quick! Come quick! Patrick’s dead!
(b) My husband has been attacked
(c) I need an ambulance
(d) There has been a murder
11. What does Mary ask Sergeant Noonan to give her as the investigation continues?
(a) A police sketch
(b) A gun
(c) A drink
(d) A notepad
12. What is described as being “twisted back underneath [Patrick’s] body” when Mary returns home from the store?
(a) Patrick’s neck
(b) Patrick’s arm
(c) Patrick’s leg
(d) Patrick’s foot
13. What literary style that applies to “Lamb to the Slaughter” refers to the use of the grotesque, morbid, or absurd for darkly comic purposes?
(d) Black humor
14. Mary tells the police detectives that the meat for Patrick’s dinner is where when they question her?
(a) Cooking in the oven
(b) In the freezer
(c) Thawing in the sink
(d) In the refrigerator
15. What refers to the defense by an accused person of having been elsewhere at the time an alleged offense was committed?
Short Answer Questions
1. Mary notices a little muscle twitching where on Patrick’s face as he begins to talk to her?
2. The narrator compares “that warm male glow that came out of him to her when they were alone together” to what in the beginning of “Lamb to the Slaughter”?
3. How is the room that Mary waits in described in the opening of “Lamb to the Slaughter”?
4. “Lamb to the Slaughter” was written and is presumably set in what era?
5. Where does Mary exit the home after killing Patrick?
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