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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. What are the initials on the handkerchief Marlowe finds in Lavery's room?
(a) M.H.
(b) C.K.
(c) A.F.
(d) M.C.

2. When does Lavery say he was up at Little Fawn Lake?
(a) The last week in April.
(b) The third week in May.
(c) The second week in May.
(d) The first week in May.

3. What does the guard at Puma Lake dam have Marlowe do before driving over?
(a) Present his identification.
(b) Pay an impromptu toll.
(c) Take a sobriety test.
(d) Roll up his windows.

4. Did anyone tell Muriel about the man who was possibly looking for her, according to Birdie?
(a) Bill Chess did.
(b) Birdie did.
(c) No one Birdie knows of did.
(d) Jim Patton did.

5. Where does Almore watch from, as the big, blond, blue-eyed man accosts Marlowe?
(a) His car.
(b) His window.
(c) His garage.
(d) His porch.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many bullet holes are there in Lavery's chest?

2. What does Marlowe hear as he approaches the nearest cabin at the lake?

3. What building is Derace Kingsley's office in?

4. What is on the mirror-topped table in Lavery's bedroom?

5. How much did Marlowe overpay for his phone call?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where do Marlowe and Birdie go to talk?

2. How does Marlowe handle his long wait in Kingsley's office lobby?

3. What items of interest does Marlowe find in Lavery's closet?

4. What does Lavery look like?

5. What reason does Sheriff Patton give why Bill might have stayed in town if he killed his wife?

6. At the end of chapter fourteen, what does Marlowe tell Kingsley is his next step?

7. What things does Marlowe list that might have happened to Kingsley's wife?

8. What important information does the bellhop at the Prescott Hotel offer, based on the photo of Crystal Kingsley?

9. What does Birdie know about Marlowe's identity?

10. Under what terms does Marlowe accept the offer of five hundred dollars from Kingsley?

(see the answer keys)

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