The Moor: A Mary Russell Novel Test | Final 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. What does Baring-Gould say is the reason it's difficult to keep bees on the moor?

2. In chapter eleven, Russell stays at Mary Tavy inn. What is it that a young man gives Russell?

3. What does Ketteridge say was the most exciting moment of his life?

4. Who does Russell say she believes Ketteridge was trying to get away from Baskerville Hall when she'd dropped in unexpectedly?

5. Where does Ketteridge say he and Scheimann first met?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Russell say about the people she questions about the coach and the hound and their reliability?

2. How does Russell find her way to Elizabeth Chase's house?

3. What does Holmes say he believe to be the purpose of the pipes he found buried near the old tin works?

4. What does Inspector Fyfe say about Pethering's body?

5. What is the purpose of Ketteridge and Scheimann salting the moor with gold and what is the purpose of creating the illusion of Lady Howard's coach and the ghostly hound?

6. Describe the conversation between Russell and Ketteridge about the tors.

7. What does Baring-Gould say about his relationship to Holmes and what's Russell's reaction?

8. Describe the Russell's meeting with Miss Baskerville.

9. What is the story Elizabeth Chase tells about the hedgehog?

10. How is Russell greeted when she reaches Baskerville Hall and what is the conclusion she comes to?

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

The story is presented as non-fiction written by Mary Russell. Why does the author choose this method of presentation. Is it effective? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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 How do historical references to the novel, "The Hounds of Baskerville" play into the scheme?

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