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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Montgomery's mother make the change in the will?
(a) Eight years ago.
(b) The day before she died.
(c) A year ago.
(d) Five years ago.

2. What other things does Montgomery think about the day of his capture?
(a) His wife.
(b) His father.
(c) His childhood.
(d) His son.

3. What does Montgomery realize as he walks past the place where the car bomb exploded?
(a) He has lost touch with the outside world.
(b) That yesterday was part of his old life.
(c) That nothing matters besides what he's done.
(d) The world is falling apart.

4. What does Charlie realize about Montgomery as he gets ready to leave for work?
(a) That Montgomery is going to go with him to work.
(b) That Montgomery is in love with him.
(c) That Montgomery plans on leaving immediately.
(d) That Montgomery plans on staying with him.

5. What do the papers say Montgomery lacks when he is read his charges?
(a) Emotion.
(b) Remorse.
(c) Guilt.
(d) Conscience.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Charlie always like to think about himself in reference to Montgomery's family?

2. What important person does Montgomery believe is being protected, besides Charlie?

3. What does Montgomery think about his own crime?

4. What have the police done in their version of his confession?

5. What is the fantasy that Montgomery has about Charlie?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Montgomery take the time to pay attention to the details of his victim's face before hitting her with the hammer?

2. Using your knowledge of Montgomery's history with women, why would he choose the "Portrait of the Woman with Gloves" rather than another?

3. Montgomery begins to get the feeling that Charlie is ignoring him. For what reasons would Charlie avoid Montgomery?

4. Montgomery talks about his victim after reading the newspapers, yet he doesn't voice any opinion about her. However, Montgomery does voice his opinion on what was said or not said about himself. What does this tell the reader about Montgomery?

5. What is the most important thing to Montgomery while he is in jail and why?

6. As the maid fights back at Montgomery after he shoves her in the car, he says he sees her as a "cornered heroine in a melodrama." Do you think this is an appropriate description of his victim?

7. When Montgomery's mother's will is read, Montgomery is shocked to find out he is disinherited. At first he thinks it's because of the most recent fight they had but later finds out his mother disinherited him years prior. Why did his mother do this?

8. Montgomery speaks of his wife visiting him in jail. He is annoyed with her calm demeanor and ability to make decisions without him. Why might these characteristics upset Montgomery?

9. What does Montgomery mean when he says that he can't say he didn't mean to kill her, only that he doesn't know precisely when he began to mean it?

10. Montgomery describes his fondness for his old family friend Charlie French, yet at the same time he doesn't forgive Charlie for a previous situation. What does this inner conflict tell the reader about Montgomery?

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