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Circle
Wasps’
Nest
100
Trifles
Taos
Robbery
Perfect
Murder
100
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Full Circle 100
The narrator’s immediate reaction to Caroline’s car
accident is one of
a. Wild panic
b. Unemotional calm
c. Efficient excitement
d. Stunned bewilderment
C
Full Circle 200
Mrs. Spurrier wants the narrator to investigate her
daughter’s death because she
a. Thinks the police are involved in a cover-up
b. Thinks the narrator knows something
important
c. Doesn’t trust the police to investigate
thoroughly
d. Blames the police for not protecting her
daughter
C
Full Circle 300
Mrs. Spurrier’s reason for thinking that Caroline
was killed by someone who knew her is that
a. Caroline had many enemies
b. Someone had been bothering Caroline
c. The shot fired through the passenger-side
window
d. A random shooting would not have occurred on
a highway
B
Full Circle 400
The main reason Lt. Dolan gives the narrator the
witness list is because
a. He thinks she might help solve the case
b. He usually cooperates with her investigations
c. He doesn’t want to use the police time on the
case
d. Caroline’s mother has pressured him to
cooperate
A
Full Circle 500
The narrator cracks the case with information from
a.
Judy
b.
Terry
c.
Mrs. Spurier
d.
The photographer
D
Wasps’ Nest 100
Giving hints to an upcoming event is a literary
device called ______________
FORESHADOWING
Wasps’ Nest 200
Why did Claude Langton purchase cyanide of
potassium?
a. He wanted to kill Harrison
b. He planned to kill himself
c. Harrison asked him to buy it
d. He planned to use it in his garden
C
Wasps’ Nest 300
From this story, what can you infer about washing soda?
a. It looks like cyanide of potassium
b. Is has a distinctive flavor
c. Poirot had to sign the poison book to buy it
d. People use it to kill wasps
A
Wasps’ Nest 400
What was Harrison’s primary feeling toward
Langton?
a. Friendship
b. Admiration
c. Fear
d. Jealousy
D
Wasps’ Nest 500
What did Harrison think would happen by nine
o’clock, when Poirot returned?
a. The wasps would be dead
b. Langton would be dead
c. He himself would be dead
d. Both he and Langton would be dead
C
Trifles100
At the farmhouse, the County Attorney is looking
mainly for clues about
a. The murder weapon
b. A motive for the crime
c. Evidence of an intruder
d. How the crime could have been committed
B
Trifles 200
Mrs. Hale suggests that the cheerless atmosphere
in the Wrights’ home is due mainly to
a. Poverty
b. Bad housekeeping
c. Mr. Wright’s personality
d. Mrs. Wright’s personality
C
Trifles 300
The play suggests that Mrs. Hale restitches Mrs.
Wright’s sewing on the quilt piece in order to
a. Show that she can do it better
b. Help Mrs. Wright get the quilt completed
c. Protect Mrs. Wright from critical comments
d. Destroy evidence that Mrs. Wright was
emotionally upset
D
Trifles 400
What do Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale come to
believe is particularly meaningful about Mr.
Wright’s death?
a. The method used to kill him
b. The place where he was killed
c. The time of day at which he was killed
d. The coldness of the house after his death
A
Trifles 500
Why does Mrs. Peters try to hide the box the
women have found?
a. It upsets her
b. She wants to protect Mrs. Wright
c. She doesn’t want the men to laugh at her
d. She is afraid it will give the men the wrong idea
B
Taos Robbery 100
Which of the following people is first to know that
the bank is going to be robbed?
a. An elderly lady
b. A police officer
c. A bank president
d. A newspaper editor
A
Taos Robbery 200
The writer suggests that, during the search for
suspects, some residents fail to help the police
because the residents
a. Dislike the police
b. Have no community spirit
c. Are afraid of the suspects
d. Do not take the situation very seriously
D
Taos Robbery 300
What did the Great Flood of 1935 lack that most
floods have?
a. Water damage
b. Huge amounts of water
c. A declaration of emergency
d. A need to evacuate residents
B
Taos Robbery 400
The writer’s main purpose in writing this selection
was most probably to
a. Inform
b. Entertain
c. Persuade
d. Express an opinion
B
Taos Robbery 500
True or False- The bank robbers stole millions of
dollars from the Taos Bank.
FALSE
Perfect Murder 100
How many years have passed since the narrator
has seen Ralph?
a. 36
b. 48
c. 12
d. 5
A
Perfect Murder 200
What is the worst offense the narrator endures?
a. Indifference
b. Beatings
c. Unfair trade
d. Name calling
A
Perfect Murder 300
What does Doug do before leaving Ralph’s home?
a. He whispers “bang” six times
b. Shoots Doug six times
c. He confesses why he is there
d. He sits and watches TV
A
Perfect Murder 400
How does the narrator get across the country?
a. Plane
b. Train
c. Car
d. Boat
B
Perfect Murder 500
The narrator trades the catcher’s mitt for ___?
a. A Tarzan figure
b. Twenty-five cents
c. Two dollars
d. Five dollars
A
Double Jeopardy
Explain the difference
between situational irony
and dramatic irony
(Give definitions or examples
as needed)