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 does Baring-Gould say he's been on the moor?

2. What does Holmes say happened to Sir Henry's two sons?

3. What does Russell note about Mr. Ketteridge's accent?

4. How long does Russell say it's been since she's seen Holmes?

5. What is Russell doing when Holmes announces that it's time to leave for Mr. Ketteridge's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the legend of Lady Howard's coach?

2. Who are the three people at Baring-Gould's house when Holmes and Russell return and what is Russell's opinion of them?

3. How does Holmes describe the people of the moor?

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

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

6. What are some of the things Holmes learns in the inn on the night when Russell plays the tin whistle?

7. What does Ketteridge say he does with his time and what does Russell realize this means about his fascination with Baskerville Hall?

8. List at least three of the events Holmes and Russell list as they compile clues about the case so far.

9. What are the tors and how are they named?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Holmes is asked by his brother to check into a nearby military testing operation. What is the role of the military testing in the overall story line? Does it initially appear that military testing is related to the case of the ghostly coach and the murder? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Russell goes onto the moor alone on a horse. Describe her trip. What are the humorous points of the journey? Why are they humorous? What does the trip reveal about Russell's character?

Essay Topic 3

While Russell is traveling the moor in search of clues, she learns that a woman wants to tell her about a hedgehog. What is Russell's reaction to that news? What is the significance of the hedgehog? What is the role of that clue in the story?

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