The Mousetrap Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the only guest to arrive without reservations?

2. What is Mrs. Boyle doing at the beginning of the scene?

3. Mrs. Boyle refers to Miss Casewell as a:

4. To what does the note refer?

5. What animals are kept at Monkswell Manor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When it is mentioned that the police are on their way to Monkswell Manor, several guests have strange reactions, particularly Wren and Metcalf. What is the reason for those reactions? What is Metcalf's real reason for being at Monkswell Manor? How is it discovered? What might Metcalf have done differently?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The tune to "Three Blind Mice" is used throughout the story. What references are connected to the tune? Why is the tune so upsetting to Mollie? Why is it so well liked by Paravicini and Wren? What is your opinion of the tune? Of the rhyme? Is the tune/rhyme appropriate for the play?

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