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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Witch inhabitant of the new apartment is the nervous one?
2. What does Iris suggest some people disliked about Glanz?
3. What is the customer in Ben's shop looking for?
4. What is the customer like who enters Ben's shop while Qwilleran is there?
5. What is Qwilleran doing when Iris Cobb enters his room?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Iris not buy the police explanation of what happened?
2. Explain the deciding factor for Qwilleran to take the apartment.
3. How does Yum Yum contribute to the mystery?
4. How is the cab driver's conversation with Qwilleran on the way to Junktown a foreshadowing of the novel?
5. Describe the character of C. C. Cobb.
6. Discuss Mary Duxbury aka Mary Duckworth as a character.
7. What does Qwilleran learn about a tape recorded while having dinner with Iris and C. C.?
8. After feeding the cats, what disappoints Qwilleran?
9. What is the apartment like that Iris shows Qwilleran?
10. What happens to Qwilleran as he leaves Ben Nicolas' shop?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "Why I Would (or Would Not) Recommend this Novel to Others". This paper should be written as a review of the book concluding with your recommendation to other readers.
Essay Topic 2
In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on Braun's Use of Red Herrings in "The Cat Who Turned On and Off". Red herrings are stock in trade for mystery writers who put them in the plot to keep the reader guessing. Find at least three red herrings in the novel and explain how they are used to make the reader suspect different characters of actually being the murderer.
Essay Topic 3
In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "Double Standards of Morality". Using Glanz as an example, discuss his double standards from an apparent high moral ground to clandestine sexual affairs, concealing ill-gotten money, and passing moral judgments on others.
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