Mallory's Oracle Test | Final 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. What does Mallory realize about the tea she drank that gives her hallucinations?

2. Who did Redwing supply information to?

3. Who tells Butler about the automatic writing and how Herbert was afraid of these messages?

4. Of all the original suspects, who is the ONLY one that is a rapist?

5. As the investigation continues, who becomes messy and less like a perfectionist surprising Riker?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mallory shed fake tears for Coffey and the DA?

2. Why is Mallory warned to stay away from Redwing?

3. What does Mallory believe will be over when she returns from her trip?

4. What is unusual about the puppy at Redwing's feet in the park?

5. Why is there a cop outside Margot's window?

6. When Mallory goes to visit Redwing, what does she notice about Redwing's apartment?

7. Why is Riker alarmed by the change in Mallory as she pursues the investigation?

8. What is the epiphany that Butler has in Mallory's apartment?

9. When Butler visits Edith, what does he discover about Mallory?

10. What does Redwing insist that Mallory drink and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the significance of the novel's title. Why do you think the author named the book Mallory's Oracle? Now that you have read the book, how does that alter your understanding of the title? Are you intrigued to find a sequel or more mysteries with Mallory? Why or why not? Cite examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

How is sexuality portrayed in Mallory's Oracle? Which characters appear overtly sexual? Which characters are sexually appealing to others and why? What sexual taboos are broken and what issues are raised in relation to sex?

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