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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 is the Daily Fluxion?
(a) An antique magazine.
(b) The changing tides.
(c) A newspaper.
(d) An eccentric clock.
2. What is the gossip about the finial?
(a) That it was about to be sold when Glanz died.
(b) That it came from a haunted house.
(c) Tthat it was the murder weapon.
(d) That Glanz had been impaled on it.
3. What puts Qwilleran off about Ben Nicolas?
(a) His dramatic way of speaking.
(b) His lack of knowledge about antiques.
(c) His dislike of cats.
(d) His inferiority complex.
4. What accident does Qwilleran have as he leaves Ben Nicolas's shop?
(a) He bumps into a lamp post.
(b) He slips on the icy sidewalk.
(c) He trips on a loose board.
(d) He is hit by snow falling from the roof.
5. Why does Miss Duckworth not use her real name?
(a) Her family does not know where she is.
(b) Her prominent family would be embarrassed.
(c) She does not like her real name.
(d) She is hiding from her past.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Qwilleran run into at the grocery store?
2. What is Jim Qwilleran's occupation?
3. What interests Qwilleran in a writing contest at the Daily Fluxion?
4. How does Miss Duckworth make a melodramatic appearance in the novel?
5. Why does Qwilleran get out Webster's dictionary?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Iris not buy the police explanation of what happened?
2. Discuss Mary Duxbury aka Mary Duckworth as a character.
3. Describe the character of C. C. Cobb.
4. In what way is Mary Duxbury (aka Mary Duckworth) a typical femme fatale in the novel?
5. What startling suggestion does Qwilleran offer Mary regarding Andy's death?
6. How does Patch refute the suggestion that he was fired by Andy Glanz for drinking.
7. How does Qwilleran happen to get an invitation to Mary Duckworth 's place his first night in his apartment?
8. Discuss the relationship between Qwilleran and his cats.
9. What information bombshell does Sylvia Katzenhide inadvertently drop when Qwilleran calls on her?
10. What happens to Qwilleran as he leaves Ben Nicolas' shop?
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