Mallory's Oracle Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Carol O'Connell
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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. At Siddon's crime scene, what part of her body is mutilated apart from her throat?

2. How does Mallory appear at the crime scene in her demeanor?

3. Who exerted a strong influence over Mallory before her death?

4. Who is the second victim of the Gray Lady Killer?

5. Who comes to the gate of the Gramercy Park entrance and is ignored by Cathery?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Margot unable to prove that she is related to Siddon?

2. How does Mallory act at the crime scene of her father?

3. What are possible motives for Cathery to commit the murder?

4. How does Butler handle Mrs. Pickering request for help and her doubts about her mother's pet medium?

5. Why is Butler upset with Mallory in her new office in his building?

6. Why does Margot stab a man in the subway?

7. Why is Butler's presence at poker important?

8. Why does the pawnbroker call Mallory?

9. What is of significance to the pawnbroker about the jewelry brought in by the junkie?

10. How was Mallory adopted by the Markowitz family?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Edith and Gaylor are two intriguing characters involved with seances.

Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?

Part 2) What are some events that Edith had a direct influence upon? What are some events that Gaylor had a direct influence upon?

Part 3) Which character offers support to the seance group? Which one is stronger and why?

Essay Topic 2

Both Mallory and Butler are important characters.

Part 1) Compare Mallory to Butler. How are these two characters similar and how are they different?

Part 2) What psychological purpose or insight does Mallory offer? Elaborate on this.

Part 3) Mallory offers to examine the past of the murder suspects. What is implied in this decision and how does it reveal that the murder motive is connected to the past of the murderer and not the present circumstances alone?

Essay Topic 3

Appearances can be deceiving. Make a time line that shows the progression of your knowledge as a reader into the characters of the murder suspects. Which characters reveal the theme of appearances can be deceiving most?

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