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

2. How far behind in his rent does the woman say Lavery is?
(a) Three months.
(b) Four months.
(c) Two months.
(d) Five months.

3. When Marlowe gets home, what does he dream about?
(a) Being alone in the woods with a deer.
(b) Being in Sheriff Patton's jail.
(c) Being stuck in a hot room with the bellhop.
(d) Being underwater with the corpse.

4. What does Marlowe ask Kingsley, before explaining what he's discovered?
(a) Whether he's ready.
(b) Whether he's sitting down.
(c) Whether he wants to hear the bad news.
(d) Whether he's alone.

5. What does Marlowe see in the water that looks like underwatter flooring?
(a) A sunken boat landing.
(b) A sunken walkway.
(c) A cabin that's fallen into the water.
(d) A sunken swimming float.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Marlowe find in Muriel Chess's bedroom that he thinks she wouldn't have left behind?

2. Who found Florence Almore's body?

3. Where was Crystal Kingsley's car discovered?

4. Did anyone tell Muriel about the man who was possibly looking for her, according to Birdie?

5. How does Marlowe describe Adrienne Fromsett?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Marlowe notice about Lavery's phone?

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

3. How does Mr. Kingsley feel about his secretary?

4. How does Kingsley act, when Marlowe first meets him?

5. Where do Marlowe and Birdie go to talk?

6. What gives Marlowe a scare while he is searching the Chesses' cabin?

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

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

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

10. What does Bill Chess do to himself, after shouting at the sheriff to arrest him?

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