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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 does Marlowe tell Kingsley that he'll have to do?
(a) Explain why he's there and testify at an inquest.
(b) Drop the case.
(c) Stay in the mountain town at least a week.
(d) Investigate Muriel Chess's death.

2. What is Miss Fromsett's alibi for Lavery's murder?
(a) She was at a beauty salon.
(b) She was at a restaurant.
(c) She was at a drug store.
(d) She was at the office.

3. How many bullet holes are there in Lavery's chest?
(a) Five.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

4. Who found Florence Almore's body?
(a) Chris Lavery.
(b) Lou Condy.
(c) Dr. Almore.
(d) Miss Fromsett.

5. Where does the police lieutenant who comes to see Marlowe say he's from?
(a) The Private Investigator's Licensing Bureau.
(b) The Central Detective Bureau.
(c) The Bay City Petty Crimes Division.
(d) The California Bureau of Investigation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Kingsley afraid his wife might get in trouble for?

2. What is Lavery's first reaction when Marlowe says he's working for Kingsley?

3. How well does Miss Fromsett say she knew Mrs. Almore?

4. What room does Marlowe find locked?

5. Who does Birdie Keppel introduce herself as?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Marlowe treat the bellhop captain?

3. How does Kingsley react to news of Muriel's death?

4. How does the woman in Lavery's house leave?

5. Why does Marlowe initially sit in his car after visiting Lavery?

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

7. What does Marlowe say that they'll have to do to get financial information about Kingsley's wife?

8. How does Bill Chess respond when Marlowe asks if Muriel and Crystal might have gone away together?

9. What do Bill Chess's wife and Kingsley's wife have in common?

10. What reasons does Marlowe give that Lavery might be lying?

(see the answer keys)

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