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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 is The Lion's Tail?
2. What is Qwilleran's narrow escape while hunting with Ben?
3. As Qwilleran begins reading Andy's manuscript, what becomes clear?
4. What interrupts Qwilleran as he first sits down to read the manuscript?
5. What had C. C. hinted about Ben's financial situation?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Koko inadvertently solve the mystery?
2. What arrangement does Qwilleran make with Mary?
3. Why does Mary seem much happier when Qwilleran sees her after C. C.'s murder?
4. Explain who Qwilleran suspects of having gone to the Ellsworth House.
5. After going to the Garrick Theatre with Ben, what does Qwilleran observe at the bar called The Lion's Tail?
6. What arrangement does Qwilleran make with Ben Nicolas?
7. While Iris is away, what does Hollis Prantz come looking for?
8. What does Yum Yum show Qwilleran and where was it?
9. What is the evidence Qwilleran discovers outside the Ellsworth House?
10. Why does Qwilleran finally get around to hanging the Mackintosh coat of arms, and who comes to help him do it?
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 "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 3
In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "The Absence of Graphic Violence in Classic Murder Mystery Novels". Discuss in your essay how the actual murders are not "seen" within the classic murder mystery novel using examples from Braun's book. Define and discuss how the clues become more important in such novels than the actual crimes. Discuss how graphic violence has evolved into shock value scenes in modern TV shows and movies. Finally, give your opinion about the relative merits of each approach.
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