The Cat Who Turned on and Off Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What invitation does Qwilleran receive the day after he injured his knee?

2. What does Iris suggest some people disliked about Glanz?

3. When Qwilleran visits with Iris after he moves in, what does he learn from her about Glanz?

4. What does Qwilleran set out to do his first morning at his new apartment?

5. What interests Qwilleran in a writing contest at the Daily Fluxion?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Qwilleran learn about a tape recorded while having dinner with Iris and C. C.?

2. What is Mary Duckworth's confession to Qwilleran?

3. Why does Iris not buy the police explanation of what happened?

4. How does the author use conversation at the auction to introduce the main complications of the plot?

5. What is Riker's advice to Qwilleran after he tells the editor about the mysterious circumstances surrounding Andy's death?

6. Describe the character of C. C. Cobb.

7. Describe how Qwilleran comes up with the idea of writing a feature called "Christmas in Junktown."

8. How does Patch refute the suggestion that he was fired by Andy Glanz for drinking.

9. How does Iris Cobb evaluate Andy Glanz?

10. What happens to Qwilleran as he leaves Ben Nicolas' shop?

Essay Topics

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 Innocent Characters Must Be Suspects in a Mystery Novel". From Braun's novel, use Hollis Krantz, Iris Cobb, and Mary Duckworth as potential murderers within the novel.

Essay Topic 2

In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "Introduction of Elements Important to Solving the Mystery". In the first five chapters of the novel, several important bits of information are introduced that will later have a bearing on the solution. Include in your essay a discussion of (1) the weight of the Mackintosh Coat of Arms, (2) the pot bellied stove which seems to serve no purpose, and (3) the emphasis placed on Andy Glanz's high moral standards that are not shared by other people in Junktown.

Essay Topic 3

In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "How to Look for Clues in a Mystery Novel". Using examples from the novel, discuss (1) how important clues such as the pot bellied stove are introduced in a trivial manner, (2) how to spot red herrings like Mary's disturbing phone calls, and (3) how to formulate theories in the same manner the detectives in the novel do.

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