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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. Hannay soon has another visitor, this time _________ rough men who he guesses are members of Black Stone.
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

2. Why might it look as if Hannay killed Scudder?
(a) Based on strong circumstantial evidence.
(b) He did kill Scudder.
(c) He has killed before.
(d) He and Scudder were known enemies.

3. What makes Hannay's departure quite public?
(a) The conductor yelling at him.
(b) A child pointing him out.
(c) The rough men chasing after him.
(d) A dog barks at him.

4. How does Hannay come to the conclusion that he is a likely target for murder?
(a) He knows the details of the conspiracy.
(b) Scudder's enemies must assume Scudder confided in Hannay.
(c) Everyone knows he is friends with Scudder.
(d) He has seen men waiting outside his door.

5. Scudder figures the only way he might live is to do what?
(a) Kill the conspirators.
(b) Return to the United States.
(c) Fake his own death.
(d) Run away.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hannay exits his flat and heads where?

2. Scudder asks to come in, and the man quickly locks the door behind them, ___________.

3. Hannay considers writing the Prime Minister. Does he do this?

4. He waits until the milkman arrives in the morning, and then offers the youngster what?

5. There is also mention many times of an evil underground organization called what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hannay think about as he speeds along in the stolen car? What does he realize about the conspiracy?

2. How does fortune smile upon Hannay?

3. How does Hannay make himself to seem like a roadman?

4. Who are the first few visitors Hannay has? How does he deal with these people?

5. How does Hannay come across Marmaduke Jopley?

6. What takes place in the inn prior to the arrival of the police?

7. What does Hannay realize about the situation?

8. What takes place at the train station?

9. How does Hannay end up feeling exposed in the middle of the country?

10. What leads to Hannay telling a large crowd a fictitious story about Australian politics?

(see the answer keys)

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