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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. Why did this one pair of heirs not receive their money?
2. What did Turtle want so badly that she was willing to accept a bet to stay in the Westing Mansion?
3. Which of the following was NOT listed in the letters as features of the apartments?
4. When E.J. Plum started the reading of the Will, what do readers find out about why the residents of Sunset Towers were included in the Will?
5. What clever idea did Mrs. Wexler have for Hoo's restaurant?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened in the coffee shop when the heirs were having a meeting?
2. Why was Judge Ford surprised at McSouthers' description of Mrs. Westing?
3. Why was Chris watching legs from his wheelchair?
4. Describe the appearance of the six apartments in the Sunset Towers building.
5. Why did Sydelle Pulaski walk with a gaily painted crutch, and for what reason did she claim to need it?
6. Why did Angela search under the hoods of the cars in the parking lot?
7. How did Turtle get her nickname?
8. What did Wexler say he knew that no one else did?
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. Why did Angela become upset when everyone continually asked about Denton?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sam Westing is a very unusual character, both in his original identity and in his disguises. What are some of the unusual character traits of Sam and his disguises? What are some traits that the characters/disguises have in common? Why does he use disguises? Do any of his disguises strongly hint at what Westing is REALLY like? Support your ideas with examples from the book.
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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