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

Carol O'Connell
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What movie does O'Connell make references to by Alfred Hitchcock in Chapter 4?



2. Who is becoming delirious from a lack of food and sleep and sees her/his rapist on the subway?



3. Who discuss computer scans and Edith Candle's fortune?



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



5. Who turns out to be very willing to discuss the murder cases with the cops surprisingly even though one of them will be the next target?



Short Essay Questions

1. In the end, how does Mallory act by Markowitz?



2. Why does the pawnbroker call Mallory?



3. Despite what limitations does Butler like Cathery?



4. When Butler goes to Edith's house, how does he determine changes that help him as clues to the investigation?



5. How is Mallory described in the book?



6. Why is Sloop unable to tell the exact time of death of Markowitz?



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



8. What does Edith reveal about showmanship and fraud?



9. Why was Redwing never prosecuted prior to the Markowitz case?



10. What is Redwing charged with when Mallory's associates round her up from her apartment?



Essay Topics

Mallory's personality invokes strong attraction for multiple characters ranging from Butler to Coffey. Why is this so? Whom is she attracted to if anyone? What is it about Mallory's personality that evokes protective instincts in men? What are some of her negative characteristics?

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?

Explain Mallory's motivation and reasons for paying close attention to the seances. What do they reveal about the murderer?

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