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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. What does Montgomery hit his victim with?
(a) The painting.
(b) A hammer.
(c) A book.
(d) His hands.

2. Montgomery remembers that Charlie used to live with his mother and he inquires about her. What has happened to Charlie's mother?
(a) She has moved away.
(b) She is on vacation.
(c) She has died.
(d) She bought her own place.

3. Why does Montgomery believe the opposing counsel is making him offers?
(a) To protect Charlie's reputation.
(b) They think he is innocent.
(c) Because they think he is insane.
(d) To save the state money.

4. What have the police done in their version of his confession?
(a) Make him look innocent.
(b) Make a murderer out of him.
(c) Pick out all his faults.
(d) Make him look like a crazy person.

5. As Montgomery is washing dishes he sees the face of his victim. How does he react?
(a) He loses his breath and has to sit down.
(b) He has no reaction at all.
(c) He starts to cry.
(d) He smiles.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Montgomery think he is when he wakes up in Charlie's house?

2. Who does Montgomery claim made the decision about his victim's fate?

3. What stops Montgomery from stealing the Portrait of a Woman with Gloves?

4. How does Montgomery feel about Charlie French?

5. Charlie has a dinner party and does not invite Montgomery. How does Montgomery feel about this?

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. What clues are presented during the dinner party that Montgomery's fantasy relationship with Charlie may be more realistic than the reader is led to think?

3. 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?

4. The lawyers on both sides of Montgomery's case want to plead the case out. Montgomery believes this is to protect Charlie French and Max Molyneaux and is against the idea. Why wouldn't Montgomery want to protect these two men?

5. 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?

6. As he is leaving the scene of his crime, Montgomery realizes "that the fat, foul-mouthed, inner man has burst out." What he is talking about?

7. According to Montgomery, he feels that now that he is no longer drinking alcohol he "has woken up to a hangover with a vengeance." What does Montgomery mean by saying this?

8. As Charlie cooks breakfast, Montgomery says he feels a "weepy regard" for Charlie. Why would he feel this way?

9. Charlie tells Montgomery that the police brought Charlie into the station and Montgomery thinks Charlie is talking about the train station. What does this tell you about the mindset of Montgomery?

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

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