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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Mrs. Verloc's mother wish to move into a charity home?
(a) She feels in the way at the Verloc residence and believes relations between her children and Mr. Verloc will run more smoothly with her living elsewhere.
(b) She dislikes how Mr. Verloc treats Stevie and feels compelled to live elsewhere, but cannot afford to.
(c) She is nearing the end of her life and no longer wants to be a drain on her children.
(d) To ensure while she is still alive that Stevie will be taken care of for the remainder of his life, rather than encounter the issue on her deathbed.
2. Once having interviewed Mr. Verloc, what is it that the assistant commissioner quickly stresses to the secretary of state that he learned during his investigation regarding the Greenwich Park bombing?
(a) He does not feel Mr. Verloc will leave the country, but he has had an officer assigned to follow him.
(b) That Mr. Verloc should be offered immunity in exchange for his testimony.
(c) That Mrs. Verloc's testimony easily implicates the first secretary of the French embassy.
(d) That Michaelis is cleared of any involvement.
3. Specifically, what is it Winnie offers in exchange for Ossipon's assistance in escape on the evening of Mr. Verloc's demise?
(a) Bomb components.
(b) The shop and residence.
(c) Her body and her love.
4. What does Winnie think about Mr. Verloc and Stevie when she last saw them together?
(a) How much they appeared like a father and his son together.
(b) How much they appeared like a grandfather and his grandson together.
(c) How much they appeared like an older and a younger brother together.
(d) How much they appeared like her husband and one of his peculiar friends together.
5. On the evening she learns of Stevies' death, what happens when Winnie comes downstairs dressed in black, including a veil and small purse as though she is going out?
(a) Her husband advises Winnie she may go out that evening, but only if he escorts her.
(b) Her husband advises Winnie she shall not go out that evening, not even to advise her mother regarding Stevie.
(c) Her husband advises Winnie she shall only go out that evening to advise her mother regarding Stevie, and then only if he escorts her.
(d) Her husband advises Winnie she shall not go out that evening, except to advise her mother regarding Stevie.
6. At the start of Chapter 11, right after Heat departs, how does Mr. Verloc find Winnie?
(a) Getting dressed to leave.
(b) With her face in her hands.
(c) Holding a knife.
(d) With her head on the table.
7. What sort of restaurant does the assistant commissioner eat dinner at on the evening of the Greenwich Park blast?
8. When Mr. Verloc confronts Winnie on the night of Stevies death, what does he say about the death?
(a) It was Stevie who managed to trip and detonate the blast.
(b) Winnie was as responsible for Stevie's death as Mr. Verloc was, since she made him take Stevie for the walk.
(c) Stevie insisted on carrying the bomb and Mr.Verloc was not able to convince him otherwise.
(d) It was just as well Stevie was dead for his own sake, and with her mother now gone Winnie could be totally attentive to him.
9. What is Mr. Verloc's initial response to his wife's request concerning Stevie, in Chapter 9?
(a) He is not surprised, as his wife has made such requests several times before.
(b) While she has made no such request before, his wife's asking now is no surprise given her emotions lately.
(c) Although his wife has not made such a request previously, he is not surprised now that her mother has left.
(d) He is surprised, as his wife has never made such a request previously.
10. How does Mrs. Verloc feel about her mother's decision to move out?
(a) She feels slighted and is unhappy.
(b) She is happy her mother has a place to live.
(c) She feels slighted and so readily agrees.
(d) She is upset, but understands.
11. What reason does the assistant commissioner give the secretary of state to have Heat removed from the investigation of that explosion?
(a) There are other investigators under his authority with neutral views who would be better suited to pursue the case.
(b) Heat's opinion regarding the matter is too jaded to pursue the case satisfactorily.
(c) The case is much too sensitive and may explode into a national matter.
(d) Heat has expressed his opinion that the case is unimportant since the bomber was killed and is no longer a threat.
12. To whom does Winnie's mother entrust what she views as her most valuable asset, her son Stevie?
(a) Stevie's stepfather.
(b) Her only daughter.
(c) Her only son.
(d) A close neighbor who has a son.
13. Regarding Stevie wandering away, what does Mrs. Verloc assure her husband?
(a) She knows Stevie shall stick by Mr. Verloc very closely.
(b) She knows Stevie has never gotten lost before.
(c) She knows Stevie shall find his way back by himself if necessary.
(d) She knows Stevie shall ask a police officer for assistance if necessary.
14. What is the secretary of state's response to the assistant commissioner's request to have Heat removed from the investigation of the Greenwich Park explosion?
(a) He dismisses Heat and directs the assistant commissioner to report back to him that same night.
(b) He dismisses Heat and directs the assistant commissioner to report back to him within forty-eight hours.
(c) He dismisses Heat and directs the Assistant Commissioner to assign other investigators under his direct supervision to the case.
(d) He retains Heat on the case and directs the assistant commissioner to participate in the investigation personally as well.
15. Winnie imagines herself being put to death for her husband's murder and falling how many feet from the gallows with a rope around her neck?
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 9, when does Mr. Verloc return from his trip?
2. What is Mr. Verloc's reaction to his mother-in-law's decision to move out?
3. What does Private Secretary Toodles initially assume when the assistant sommissioner arrives unexpectedly soon at the office of the secretary of state?
4. How does Mr. Verloc feel upon returning from his trip taken shortly after his mother-in-law moved into a charity home?
5. What concern does the secretary of state express when briefed by the assistant commissioner regarding his suspect of the Greenwich Park explosion?
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