The Mousetrap Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How much are the guests paying to stay at the house?

2. Which of the following is not done by Mollie when she enters the house?

3. What term is used to describe Christopher?

4. What occurrence is reported on the radio?

5. What caused the death of one of the children?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mrs. Boyle claim that Mollie knows nothing about housework?

2. Mollie tells Mrs. Boyle about Christopher Wren's profession. What does Mollie say and how does Mrs. Boyle react?

3. What is the real reason Miss Casewell returned to England, and more specifically, Monkswell Manor?

4. How does Detective Sergeant Trotter manage to defeat the problems caused by the weather?

5. How does the repeated questioning of Detective Sergeant Trotter affect Mollie? How does it affect Giles?

6. What is Mrs. Lyon's real name? What was the note found with her body?

7. What is the first issue brought up by Mrs. Boyle? How does Giles reply to the complaint?

8. What complaint does Giles have when a new shipment of coke is delivered?

9. It is revealed that Major Metcalf is also using an alias. Who is Metcalf really? Where is the real Major Metcalf? Is there a real Major Metcalf?

10. The snow reminds Miss Casewell of disturbing things. Describe Miss Casewell's thoughts.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

From the beginning, Mrs. Boyle is argumentative and unpleasant. Why? Is there an underlying purpose to the woman's behavior? If so, what is it? What could be done to make Mrs. Boyle more comfortable and satisfied with Monkswell Manor? How does Mollie view Mrs. Boyle? What do the guests think of Mrs. Boyle?

Essay Topic 2

From the start, Giles Ralston and Christopher Wren clash. Explain why the two men do not get along. Is the animosity mutual? What might have caused it? Compare and contrast Giles and Wren.

Essay Topic 3

Miss Casewell is very mysterious about her whereabouts and her origin. Explain. Where was Miss Casewell born? Where had she been living prior to her return to England? What is Miss Casewell's true identity? Why is Miss Casewell at Monkswell Manor?

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