|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Catherine threaten Mrs. Barnes with if she repeats her suspicions to anyone else?
2. What does Martin Barnes tell Catherine surprised him recently?
3. Who comes to visit Catherine on Wednesday after work?
4. Where did the Perkins go shortly after Catherine's parents' death?
5. What day did Catherine tell Carl Perkins are busy days at the Gazette?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
This novel is largely told from the point of view of the main character, Catherine Linton. Because of this, we only learn about the other characters in the novel through her eyes. Describe why this is important to consider when thinking about what we know about the other characters in the novel. Do the treatments of the characters by the author mirror the opinions of Catherine Linton of those characters? Provide examples to support your answer. What effect would point of view changes have on the novel itself?
Essay Topic 2
Explore the character of Carl Perkins. How does this character present himself in the novel? What clues can Catherine look back on concerning her interactions with Carl to determine that he is in fact the murderer? Discuss Carl Perkins' motives for committing the murders. Would you say that Carl is the typical culprit in a murder mystery?
Essay Topic 3
This novel is a murder mystery that also has a touch of romance in it, as we see the relationship between Catherine Linton and Randall Gerrard form and grow as the novel progresses. How does the relationship between Catherine and Randall develop? How does the dramatic situation in the novel, the murders and their aftermath, affect their relationship? Why does the author throw a romantic situation into a murder mystery? How do you feel about having a romantic relationship in a murder mystery?
This section contains 352 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)