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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 does Qwilleran learn Russell's roommate actually does?
2. Whose car does Qwilleran discover fits the size and shape of the second car that was at the Ellsworth House?
3. When Koko turns on the tape player again, what do Qwilleran and Ben hear?
4. In the fight between Qwilleran, what happens to prevent Ben from escaping?
5. Thinking about what he saw in the dust at the theatre, what does Qwilleran believe caused the swirl pattern?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Braun draw out the suspense with Qwilleran's reading of Andy's manuscript?
2. What amusing information does Cluthra provide when Qwilleran goes to visit her?
3. What does Mary find strange about Qwilleran's list of sales and inquiries while he was manning Iris's shop?
4. How does Koko inadvertently solve the mystery?
5. What information does Mrs. McGuffey give Qwilleran about the Cobb house?
6. What information does Mrs. McGuffey give Qwilleran that might possibly prove to be a motive for Andy's murder?
7. What is interesting about the pattern of the sole of Russell Patch's boots?
8. Why do Qwilleran and Mary move the bookshelf in his apartment?
9. What is the significance of the surprise visitor to Iris's shop while Qwilleran is taking his turn managing it?
10. Who does Qwilleran suspect the drug dealer to be?
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 "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.
Essay Topic 2
In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "Qwilleran's Character as a Lover of Cats". Three questions should be answered in your essay: (1) Does Qwilleran's affinity to his cats make him appear weak? (2) Does his care for Koko and Yum Yum transfer over into his concern for people? (3) Does Qwilleran overestimate the ability of his cats to help him find clues?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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