Short Essay Questions Key
1. How did Beatrice's killer try to make Beatrice's death look accidental?
The killer set Beatrice's easel, canvas, and rucksack on the bank of the River Orwell. The killer dropped a bottle of half-empty claret near the legs of the easel. The killer hoped it would look like Beatrice had drunk too much, taken a careless step, plunged into the frigid water, and her body floated out to sea. Cause of death: presumed drowned, presumed accidental.
2. What is Hardegen's job at Lauterbach's bank?
Hardegean, a lawyer and shrewd invester, is in charge of disentangling the bank from its risky German and European investments. He also maintains a network of contacts in Washington and serves as the bank's chief intelligence officer.
3. Who joins the British Home Guard and what do they arm themselves with?
One million men who were either too young, too old, or too feeble to get into the armed forces join the Home Guard. They arm themselves with shotguns, swords, broom handles, medieval bludgeons, Gurkha knives, and even golf clubs. For those who cannot find a suitable weapon, they are supposed to toss pepper into the eyes of marauding German soldiers.
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