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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Abel takes what action before Hal can complete his tarot reading?
(a) He scatters the tarot cards on the ground.
(b) He starts to cry.
(c) He leaves the room.
(d) He asks Mitzi to dance.

2. The diary entry featured at the end of Chapter 22 is dated the 8th of which month?
(a) December.
(b) February.
(c) June.
(d) September.

3. What was the first name of the taxi driver, now deceased, who had taken Maggie back to Trepassen House after the birth of her child?
(a) Bill.
(b) Alan.
(c) Edward.
(d) Tom.

4. Which character tells Hal that the photographer who created the picture she now has of her mother had been Ezra?
(a) Harding.
(b) Abel.
(c) Ezra.
(d) Maggie.

5. Harding tells Hal in Chapter 34 that he has made an appointment with Mr. Treswick for which day?
(a) Tuesday.
(b) Friday.
(c) Thursday.
(d) Wednesday.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hal feels anger toward which member of her family as she sets out for her walk to the village of St. Piran?

2. Hal guesses that Lizzie is in what decade of life when she meets her for the first time?

3. What type of tarot reading does Hal perform for Kitty?

4. Whose voice represented in the diary Hal finds particularly resonates with her?

5. Which character lends Hal a jacket for her walk to the village of St. Piran?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the most popular theory among Abel, Ezra, and Harding in relation to their mother's motive for drawing up her will the way she had?

2. When Hal gets back to her flat in Brighton in Chapter 28 and finds a diary in the box under her bed, what does she learn?

3. What feelings does Hal express to Ezra about the prospect of finding her biological father and how do they differ from her true feelings?

4. Which element of her late mother's behavior perplexes Hal the most, as depicted in Chapter 36?

5. Describe a chapter that acts as a builder of tension and then as a diffuser of tension, for the purposes of maintaining suspense throughout the work.

6. What is the real reason why Hal takes the four-mile walk to St. Piran village in Chapter 34?

7. Who is Lizzie?

8. Describe an instance when Ware uses white space to intensify the impact of a particular sentence in the text.

9. Discuss an instance when Ware combines foreshadowing with the use of a literary device, such as a simile.

10. Who confronts Hal when she is making her escape from Trepassen House by way of the drawing room window and what do they say?

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