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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 discovery did Chris Theodorakis make while birdwatching?
2. What was Angela's family's reaction to her fiance?
3. What did Turtle think the expression, "Take stock in America," meant from the Will?
4. What object was in the center of the library when the heirs gather there?
5. What important clue did Theo give Angela?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Angela search under the hoods of the cars in the parking lot?
2. What parting instructions were given to the heirs at the first reading of the first part of Westing's Will?
3. What happened in the coffee shop when the heirs were having a meeting?
4. What did the fireman and policeman say caused the explosion?
5. What two things did Turtle find in the mansion on Halloween night?
6. At the first reading of the Will, what did Ed Plum give to each pair of heirs?
7. Why was Chris watching legs from his wheelchair?
8. What did the newspaperman find out about George Theodorakis?
9. How did Turtle get her nickname?
10. What did Wexler say he knew that no one else did?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the themes of the Westing Game is games and game-playing. The most obvious games are the chess game and the Will. However, there are other examples of game-playing in the novel. Give examples of game-playing from the novel and discuss them and their impact on the plot.
Essay Topic 2
One of the devices in novel writing is to show growth/changes in the characters. In the Westing Game, the characters are somewhat equally important. Choose any one character and fully discuss that character's growth over the course of the novel. Be sure to show examples from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
The Judge and Sandy do quite a bit of research and an elaborate analysis of the clues. They never, however, discover the true solution to the puzzle. Where did they err? Given the same knowledge, why did they not come up with the same solution that Turtle did? Did Sandy, as Westing, affect the conclusion in any way? Show examples from the text where he may have given a false clue, leading Judge Ford to make the wrong assumption.
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