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. What is the name of the farm?

2. Who is the first character to appear?

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

4. Giles is afraid that they will run out of what item?

5. How old are Giles and Mollie?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Giles accuse Mollie of having an affair with Christopher Wren? How does Mollie react?

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

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

4. What causes the argument over the radio?

5. What item did Giles go looking for at the dump? What hindered the search?

6. What is the purpose of reenacting the scene just before Mrs. Boyle was killed? Would it make more sense to reenact the crime? Explain.

7. Who is the unexpected guest? How does the guest arrive at the manor?

8. What is the final determination regarding Mr. Paravicini and his reason for being in the neighborhood when the snow hit?

9. Christopher Wren says the weather reminds him of a particular author and piece of literature. What are they?

10. Trotter finally manages to get some information from Miss Casewell. How long has Miss Casewell been in England? Where was she staying before she returned to the United Kingdom?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It had been approximately nine years since the Longridge Farm case was tried. Explain Mrs. Boyle's role in the case. What happened to the foster parents? If it had been less than ten years since the children last saw each other, why didn't Kathy and Georgie recognize one another? What prompted the recognition?

Essay Topic 2

Christopher Wren is obsessed with nursery rhymes. What is the obsession? What is Wren's explanation of why he enjoys nursery rhymes? Which is Wren's favorite? Which is your favorite? "Three Blind Mice" is rumored to be about what famous execution? Who was responsible for the execution?

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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