Whose Body?: A Lord Peter Wimsey Novel 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. Who is waiting for Peter when he arrives home in Chapter 7?

2. What kind of disorders do many of the people at Freke's office have?

3. What does Parker give Freke when he encounters him at night in Chapter 10?

4. Where had Freke found the glasses that he placed on the dead body in the bathtub?

5. At what time is Freke said to have returned home on the night of Levy's disappearance?

Short Essay Questions

1. What instructions does Peter give Parker about a note before leaving with his mother for the country?

2. What does the Dowager say when Parker arrives at Peter's house in Chapter 9?

3. Why does Peter decline to reveal who he believes the murderer is in Chapter 9?

4. Why does Peter ask his mother to return with him to London in Chapter 9?

5. What do Peter, Parker, the Dowager, and others do at the cemetery in Chapter 12?

6. How do Peter and Parker extract some valuable information from Piggot?

7. What does Parker tell Peter in the telegram he sends in Chapter 9? What delights Peter at the end of the telegram?

8. What information does Bunter learn from Freke's manservant?

9. How does Peter suggest Freke committed the murder of Reuben Levy in Chapter 10?

10. Why did Freke put glasses on the body?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motif of disguise in the novel "Whose Body?" What are some examples of disguise in the novel? What are the reasons for these disguises? How do Peter and the other investigators discover the disguises?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the motif of deception in the novel "Whose Body?" Who deceives whom and why? How do these deceptions confuse the investigators, including Peter? What are some lies that Freke admits to in his confession letter?

Essay Topic 3

Peter enjoys detective work. He does detective work as a hobby rather than a job, as it would be improper for him to do work of this nature. What does Peter enjoy about detective work? How does he go about doing detective work when he is not an official detective? How does his attitude towards this line of work compare to the attitude of Parker?

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