The Cat Who Turned on and Off Test | Final 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. At Patch's house, what sends Koko into a frenzy?

2. What is the result of Qwilleran's efforts to track down Andy's manuscript?

3. Who does Qwilleran suspect of causing the loud noise?

4. Whose car does Qwilleran discover fits the size and shape of the second car that was at the Ellsworth House?

5. Where was the "hot" manuscript hidden?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Qwilleran leash Koko and take him of a tour of the Cobb building?

2. What does Riker tell Qwilleran about his writing when Qwilleran drops in at the Fluxion office?

3. How does Braun draw out the suspense with Qwilleran's reading of Andy's manuscript?

4. What information does Mrs. McGuffey give Qwilleran that might possibly prove to be a motive for Andy's murder?

5. How does Qwilleran mistake the source of the things Koko brings to him?

6. After Mary leaves, what does Qwilleran do to show that he is a genuine cat lover?

7. What other mystery does Koko uncover at the end of the novel?

8. What does Yum Yum show Qwilleran and where was it?

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

10. What amusing information does Cluthra provide when Qwilleran goes to visit her?

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 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 2

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 3

In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "The Most Interesting Characters in the Novel". Select the three characters who intrigued you the most and discuss why they are so interesting to you. It is permissible to name the cats if they are among your most interesting characters. However, give full answers for each of the characters you choose.

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