The Westing Game 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. What did Judge Ford lose that she posted a wanted sign for?

2. What was Angela's family's reaction to her fiance?

3. Angela showed her affection for her sister in what way?

4. What feeling does Chris have about the one-way windows in his apartment?

5. What was used as a fuse for the bomb set in Hoo's restaurant?

Short Essay Questions

1. What two unusual things happened at the supposed empty Westing Mansion?

2. Why did Mr. Hoo laugh when Grace suggested that her husband was doing his bookkeeping?

3. Why did Sydelle want Angela to dress as her twin for the party?

4. What happened in the coffee shop when the heirs were having a meeting?

5. What parting instructions were given to the heirs at the first reading of the first part of Westing's Will?

6. Why were the tenants purchasing so many Westing Paper Products?

7. What did the newspaperman find out about George Theodorakis?

8. What did the Wexlers think about the apartment shown to them?

9. Why was Chris watching legs from his wheelchair?

10. How did Turtle get her nickname?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Parallelism is one of the literary devices used in The Westing Game. One example of parallelism is that of Angela/Theo and Violet Westing and George Theodorakis. Find at least one other example of parallelism in the novel and discuss it. What purpose would the author maybe have for including those examples of parallelism?

Essay Topic 2

Why do you think Turtle keeps Westing's secret after she discovers it? Do you think she was right or wrong for her actions? Defend you opinion with facts from the book about the various characters and how the knowledge of the secret might affect them.

Essay Topic 3

One of the traits of the mystery genre is a crime. There is not truly a crime committed in The Westing Game, so how can it still be considered a mystery? What makes it a mystery? Use examples from the book to defend your answer.

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