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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. How does Qwilleran first try to discover who the drug dealer is?
2. How do the cats behave when Qwilleran and Mary almost kiss?
3. When someone comes in asking for horse braces, what are they really looking for?
4. In the fight between Qwilleran, what happens to prevent Ben from escaping?
5. Who do Qwilleran and Iris suspect killed C. C.?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Qwilleran mistake the source of the things Koko brings to him?
2. What was C. C. supposedly looking for in the Ellsworth house?
3. What information does Mrs. McGuffey give Qwilleran about the Cobb house?
4. Why does Mary seem much happier when Qwilleran sees her after C. C.'s murder?
5. What information does Mrs. McGuffey give Qwilleran that might possibly prove to be a motive for Andy's murder?
6. Why does Qwilleran leash Koko and take him of a tour of the Cobb building?
7. Explain who Qwilleran suspects of having gone to the Ellsworth House.
8. what does Qwilleran eventually learn about how Russell Patch has the money to buy all his expensive equipment?
9. After Mary leaves, what does Qwilleran do to show that he is a genuine cat lover?
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 "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 2
In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "The Value of Mystery Novels as Escapism in Literature". Define escapism, point out how mystery stories put readers into situations they are unlikely to experience in real life, and compare mystery stories to word games and puzzles as a diversion.
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.
This section contains 772 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)