The Moor: A Mary Russell Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How long have Russell and Holmes been married?

2. Who does Russell say joins her and Holmes for tea when they return to the manor?

3. Who does Russell decide needs to stand guard against the possibility of Pethering's return?

4. Who is Henry Cleave waiting for when Holmes and Russell arrive at his house?

5. What are Baring-Gould and Holmes doing when Russell arrives downstairs in chapter three?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the physical aspects of the moor that Holmes describes to Russell after Baring-Gould goes to bed?

2. What is the mystery Baring-Gould has asked Holmes and Russell to solve?

3. What do Holmes and Russell talk about while they eat their lunch at the shepherds hut and why is the conversation humorous?

4. Who was Josiah Gorton and why is his death important to Baring-Gould?

5. What is the substance of the second telegram Russell receives? What's the significance of that telegram with regard to the relationship between Russell and Holmes?

6. What is the nickname given to the bogs on the moor and why is the nickname appropriate?

7. How do Russell and Holmes find the shelter where they eat their lunch during the first trek onto the moor?

8. What are some of the details Ketteridge reveals about his life prior to his arrival in Dartmoor?

9. What is Cleave doing when Holmes and Russell arrive at his house and what does he ask of Holmes and Russell before taking them inside for tea?

10. Who is the first to call Holmes by his nickname and how did the nickname come to be commonly used on the moor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is Russell's impressions of Baring-Gould? What seem to be his impressions of her? Why are the two at odds? What happens to change their relationship?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the scheme hatched by Scheimann and Ketteridge including those subtleties that are not immediately evident. How do historical references to the novel, "The Hounds of Baskerville" play into the scheme?

Essay Topic 3

Holmes is considered a major character in this story. Describe Holmes as he is seen in this story. Is he presented in this story as you expected? Why or why not.

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