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The Doorbell Rang Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Archie breaks into Susan Dacos's house illegally. Is this different or more justifiable than the FBI breaking into Wolfe's house when they believe it's empty? Why or why not?

Wolfe accuses Archie of being afraid to investigate the FBI, but Archie denies the accusation. Is Archie's argument for not taking the job based on fear of the FBI?

Explain Wolfe's motivation for taking Mrs. Bruner's job.

Why does Archie feel driven to solve Morris Althaus's murder, even though Wolfe has thought of another way to fulfill his obligation to Mrs. Bruner?

Would Wolfe's plan to deal with the FBI work in real life? Why or why not?

Is Frank Odell's connection with both Mrs. Bruner and Morris Althaus coincidental?

Was it a good decision or a bad decision for Mrs. Bruner to send out copies of The FBI Nobody Knows to important people throughout the U.S...

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This section contains 175 words
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The Doorbell Rang from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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