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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. How long did it take for all the apartments and offices in the Sunset Towers to be rented out?
2. On their third snowbound day, what decision did the heirs face?
3. Why did Turtle kick everything in her room as she left in Chapter 9?
4. How did Judge Ford describe Mrs. Wexler?
5. Who did Turtle say her mother thought stole the shorthand notebook?
Short Essay Questions
1. What two unusual things happened at the supposed empty Westing Mansion?
2. What sort of letter did the tenants of Sunset Towers receive, and what did it instruct them to do?
3. What did the fireman and policeman say caused the explosion?
4. What two things did Turtle find in the mansion on Halloween night?
5. At the first reading of the Will, what did Ed Plum give to each pair of heirs?
6. How did Turtle and Flora differ in their interpretation of what it meant to "Buy Westing Paper Products?"
7. What did the newspaperman find out about Mr. Hoo?
8. What did the Wexlers think about the apartment shown to them?
9. How did Turtle think Westing meant for them to use the $10,000? What clues from the Will lead her to believe that?
10. What story did Sandy and Otis tell about the Westing Mansion?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There were many heirs that Sam Westing owed something to, either an apology or restitution in some way. Why would he choose to make restitution in the manner he did? Why not just meet the characters face-to-face and resolve their differences? Use clues given about Westing as a character that leads to understanding of his reasons for choosing the manner he did.
Essay Topic 2
The pairings of the heirs is very unusual. In what ways are the pairings not what might be expected? How did they work out better than anticipated? Chris said that everyone had the perfect partner. Choose 3 partnerships and explain how they were perfect in an expository essay. If you don't think they were perfect, discuss the reasons for your opinion.
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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