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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. Whose car does Qwilleran discover fits the size and shape of the second car that was at the Ellsworth House?
2. How is the weather during the Junktown Block Party?
3. Why does Qwilleran take a cat to Russell Patch's apartment?
4. What is Qwilleran's impression of Hollis Prantz?
5. After leaving the police station, who is the person he leaves Iris with?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the evidence Qwilleran discovers outside the Ellsworth House?
2. What information does Mrs. McGuffey give Qwilleran that might possibly prove to be a motive for Andy's murder?
3. What does Qwilleran find in Nicolas's apartment after he has a meal with him?
4. what does Qwilleran eventually learn about how Russell Patch has the money to buy all his expensive equipment?
5. Why does Mary seem much happier when Qwilleran sees her after C. C.'s murder?
6. After going to the Garrick Theatre with Ben, what does Qwilleran observe at the bar called The Lion's Tail?
7. What is the significance of the surprise visitor to Iris's shop while Qwilleran is taking his turn managing it?
8. How does Koko inadvertently solve the mystery?
9. What amusing information does Cluthra provide when Qwilleran goes to visit her?
10. While Iris is away, what does Hollis Prantz come looking for?
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 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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "A Comparison Between a Newspaper Reporter and a Crime Detective". Include in your essay (1) what they have in common, (2) how they are different, and (3) which, in your opinion, is more interesting to read about--the professional or the amateur.
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