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 Sandy the doorman do every time he delivered a present for Angela's shower?

2. What will happen to the person who finds out who killed Westing?

3. Who is Barney Northrup?

4. Two people at Sunset Towers were not heirs. Who were they?

5. What did Angela think Turtle's "crutch" was?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Judge Ford surprised at McSouthers' description of Mrs. Westing?

2. Why was Mrs. Hoo missing from the group of heirs, and what did this indicate about her daily life?

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

4. How didTurtle feel about Dr. Deere, Angela's fiance?

5. What did the fireman and policeman say caused the explosion?

6. How did Turtle think Westing meant for them to use the $10,000? What clues from the Will lead her to believe that?

7. At the first reading of the Will, what did Ed Plum give to each pair of heirs?

8. Why did Sydelle Pulaski walk with a gaily painted crutch, and for what reason did she claim to need it?

9. What sort of letter did the tenants of Sunset Towers receive, and what did it instruct them to do?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Character refers to particular traits of a character in a novel. Characterization refers to the author's way of revealing those character traits. Discuss one of the characters, giving a couple of distinct traits and show examples of how Ellen Raskin characterizes that character. Be sure to include plenty of examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 2

How can you tell that Sam Westing knew some of the heirs pretty well? Give examples to support your answer. Be sure to include the pairing of the heirs in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Crow and Grace Wexler. What do they have in common, what is different about them? How do their personalities compare?

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