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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. Besides Miss Duckworth, what hint does Sylvia drop about Andy Glanz?

2. Why does Qwilleran get out Webster's dictionary?

3. What does Iris tell Qwilleran about the ghost, Mathilda?

4. What is the surprising purchase made by C. C. Cobb at the auction?

5. What odd thing occurs with Koko back in the new apartment?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Iris Cobb evaluate Andy Glanz?

2. How does Yum Yum contribute to the mystery?

3. What information bombshell does Sylvia Katzenhide inadvertently drop when Qwilleran calls on her?

4. What does Mary find strange about Qwilleran's list of sales and inquiries while he was manning Iris's shop?

5. What arrangement does Qwilleran make with Mary?

6. What does Qwilleran learn about Mary after she has had a couple of glasses of scotch?

7. Discuss the drunk Qwilleran talks to in Junktown.

8. What is the evidence Qwilleran discovers outside the Ellsworth House?

9. Why does Qwilleran finally get around to hanging the Mackintosh coat of arms, and who comes to help him do it?

10. Why do Qwilleran and Mary move the bookshelf in his apartment?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "Murder Mysteries Set Before the 21st Century". You may want to use example of writers beside Braun (e.g., Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ellery Queen, etc.) to discuss how clues and reasoning provide the solutions to the mysteries as opposed to DNA samples and other modern day crime solving techniques.

Essay Topic 2

In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "How Qwilleran is Portrayed as a Cat Lover". Use in your essay the following: (1) Qwilleran will not rent an apartment unless cats are permitted to live there, (2) the special food Qwilleran is always bringing to his felines, and (3) the way Qwilleran talks to the cats and his interpretations of things they bring him to see.

Essay Topic 3

In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "How I Would Write a Murder Mystery". This is strictly an opinion piece in which you define how you would set up the murder, complicate the plot, and resolve the situation.

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