The Westing Game Test | Final 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. Why did George Theodorakis falter while telling the story of Violet Westing?

2. What did Eastman know about Angela that surprises Turtle?

3. What did Judge Ford do to repay her debt to Sam Westing?

4. Why did Turtle lie about Otis Amber?

5. Who did Turtle tell about her knowledge of who Sam Westing was?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the Judge Ford warn Sandy that they needed to keep their wits about them in Chapter 24?

2. Why was there to be no liquor served at Crow and Otis Amber's wedding?

3. Why was Turtle so happy at the last meeting of the heirs?

4. What is meant by the expression, "to go on the wagon"?

5. What help did Denton provide for Chris?

6. Why had Turtle and Theo decided against having children?

7. What did Turtle do that made her the winner of the two million dollars?

8. After examining all her information for the newspaperman, who did Judge Ford believe must be protected from Westing's mischief and why did she think this?

9. What happened at/to the Westing house at the end of the game?

10. Why did Sydelle dress for the meeting in red and white stripes and decorate her cane with stars on blue?

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

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 3

Each heir that played the game changed in ways that might be unexpected. Analyze how each heir changed over the course of the game. How did working on the puzzle, working with the partner they had, and having the $10,000 at their disposal bring about certain changes?

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