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. Who calls Mallory and informs her that two of the suspects had alibis for some of the murders but not all of the murders?

2. Who recognizes that the watch and a wedding ring belong to Louis Markowitz?

3. Who does Mallory examine that is mutilated?

4. Who realizes that she lost her keys and cannot get into her apartment in her stress about the inheritance?

5. Whose house does Mallory visit to play poker at night?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Despite what limitations does Butler like Cathery?

3. How was Mallory adopted by the Markowitz family?

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

5. Why does Margot go to the bank?

6. What does Butler do at Markowitz' funeral that shocks everyone?

7. How is Margot described in Chapter 5?

8. Why is Mallory disconcerted when she meets Edith?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who feels betrayed in Mallory's Oracle and in what ways? Who suffers as a result of this betrayal? What emotions are evoked by betrayal? Take a closer look at the different people involved and the roles they play.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the detecting techniques of the four sleuths of Mallory, Coffey, Riker, and Butler; cover how they each approach the murder and whether their intuitions were correct. Who actually solves the murders and how?

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