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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was Thursby found dead?
(a) A month ago
(b) The previous night
(c) A week before
(d) That morning

2. Who announces the arrival of Miss Wonderly?
(a) Sam Spade
(b) Iva Archer
(c) Miles Archer
(d) Effie Perine

3. In what city does Miss Wonderly's sister live?
(a) Denver
(b) Los Angeles
(c) New York
(d) San Francisco

4. What does Spade lie about in this chapter?
(a) That he has made vegetarian sandwiches
(b) That the young man is still outside
(c) That he loves her
(d) That the the coffee is caffiene free

5. Where did the man find a new family?
(a) Paris
(b) London
(c) Seattle
(d) New York

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Spade want Brigid to tell him a story about?

2. What did Brigid take to San Francisco with her?

3. Which policeman does Spade regard as his friend?

4. How does Spade act to Brigid's story?

5. What does Spade do when Cairo is close enough?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Spade react to Iva's presence in the second chapter?

2. In what way does Cairo turn the tables on Spade in the fifth chapter?

3. Why does Brigid say she sought Spade's help?

4. What problems has Gutman had trying to get the falcon?

5. How does Spade react to Brigid not being able to afford his services?

6. In what way do Spade's qualities come out in this chapter?

7. Why is Brigid so distressed in the fourth chapter?

8. What does Brigid tell Spade about her part in the falcon in the ninth chapter?

9. How does Spade react to Iva's apology in the eleventh chapter?

10. How does Hammett use visual images in the novel?

(see the answer keys)

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