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. How deep are the snow drifts?

2. According to the nursery rhyme, what is the farmer's wife's weapon?

3. What is another name for a scarf?

4. According to Mrs. Boyle England has:

5. What was the postmark on the correspondence from Wren?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

From the beginning of the story, Christopher Wren is viewed as a strange and neurotic man. Explain Wren's appearance and the mannerisms which cause the others to think Wren is unstable. Is Wren unstable? How can one tell? Which is the strangest fact about Wren in your opinion? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

It is easy for Trotter to place doubts in Mollie's head regarding the identity of the killer. Why? What does Trotter say that upsets Mollie? Who does Mollie suspect? Why? Is Trotter's style of interrogation the same for everyone? Do the others react like Mollie? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

There are various metaphors used throughout the play. Explain the metaphors and their purpose for the following items: skis, pie, nursery rhymes, snow, secrecy.

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