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. Who discovers that the phone is dead?

2. What item does Mollie carry down the hallway?

3. What mood of transportation does the sergeant used to get to the house?

4. Why does Mollie doubt the sergeant's rank?

5. What is the last name of the superintendent of the police?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Georgie react when confronted by Kathy? How does Kathy prove her identity?

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

3. How does the author describe Christopher Wren?

4. What warning does Mollie receive from Mr. Paravicini? How does Mollie react?

5. Why do Mollie and Giles make separate trips to London? Why is it important to keep it a secret?

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

7. What are the issues the Ralstons are having with the heating system?

8. What complaints does Mrs. Boyle have about the house?

9. How does the group learn about the murder? Where did the murder take place?

10. Who are the Corrigans and how do they related to the story?

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

Mr. Paravicini ended up at Monkswell Manor after his Rolls Royce overturned in a snowdrift. Where was Paravicini going? What is the reason for the trip? What is Trotter's opinion of Paravicini's explanation? Do you agree or disagree with Trotter's opinion of Paravicini and his activities?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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