The Landlady Short Story Trivia! Quiz

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The Landlady Short Story Trivia! Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When Billy arrives in Bath, he
    • A. 

      does not have a job

    • B. 

      Does not have a place to stay

    • C. 

      Has plenty of money

    • D. 

      Looks for entertainment

  • 2. 
    What seems inviting to Billy when he looks through the window of the old house?
    • A. 

      He sees a dachshund lying in front of the fireplace.

    • B. 

      He imagines they serve watery cabbage.

    • C. 

      He sees the landlady drinking a cup of tea

    • D. 

      He doesn’t see a greedy landlady.

  • 3. 
    What prevents Billy from going on to the Bell and Dragon pub?
    • A. 

      He is transfixed by the sign that says “Bed and Breakfast.”

    • B. 

      The landlady opens the door and invites him in.

    • C. 

      A passerby tells him the Bell and Dragon isn’t nice

    • D. 

      He is too tired to keep walking.

  • 4. 
    The landlady explains that there are no other guests because
    • A. 

      Of the war

    • B. 

      There is only one room available

    • C. 

      She is very particular and choosy

    • D. 

      She can’t stand too much commotion

  • 5. 
     At first, Billy thinks that the landlady is
    • A. 

      very suspicious

    • B. 

      slightly dotty and off her rocker

    • C. 

      Lots of fun

    • D. 

      Old and feeble

  • 6. 
    What puzzles Billy about the landlady’s guest list?
    • A. 

      He knows each of the previous guests.

    • B. 

      All of the names on the guest list are men.

    • C. 

      He is sure he has read the names in the newspaper.

    • D. 

      He thinks that the guests were famous politicians.

  • 7. 
    How does the landlady distract Billy when he has almost figured out who Christopher Mulholland is
    • A. 

      By asking Billy about his job

    • B. 

      By pointing out her stuffed animals

    • C. 

      By flirting with Billy

    • D. 

      By serving him tea with milk and sugar

  • 8. 
    What is most likely to have happened if Billy had had more time to remember what he knew about the two names?
    • A. 

      He would have killed the landlady

    • B. 

      He would not have drunk the tea.

    • C. 

      He would have noticed the stuffed animals sooner.

    • D. 

      He would have called the police.

  • 9. 
    What do you think makes Billy’s tea taste strange?
    • A. 

      Bitter almonds

    • B. 

      Pickled walnuts

    • C. 

      Poison

    • D. 

      New leather

  • 10. 
    The point at which the reader can predict what will happen to Billy is when the landlady says
    • A. 

      That both Billy and Mulholland were seventeen

    • B. 

      Mulholland and Temple haven’t left the bed and breakfast

    • C. 

      Mulholland also liked his tea

    • D. 

      That she stuffed her pets

  • 11. 
    Which phrase best describes foreshadowing?
    • A. 

      The suspense in a story

    • B. 

      Giving away a story’s ending

    • C. 

      Clues that hint at what happened before the story began

    • D. 

      Clues that hint at what will happen later in the story

  • 12. 
    Which of the following examples is not an example of foreshadowing?
    • A. 

      "The air was deadly cold and the wind was like a flat blade of ice . . . .”

    • B. 

      “There were no shops on this wide street that he was walking along . . . .”

    • C. 

      "Each word [of the sign] was like a large black eye staring at him through the glass . . . .”

    • D. 

      “There wasn’t a blemish on his [Mulholland’s] body . . . . His skin was just like a baby’s.”

  • 13. 
    The part of the story that describes Christopher Mulholland is the 
    • A. 

      subplot

    • B. 

      resolution

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Conflict

  • 14. 
    How is the climax of the story resolved?
    • A. 

      The readers do not know what happens to Billy.

    • B. 

      The landlady comforts Billy with a smile.

    • C. 

      Readers can only assume that Billy will meet the same fate as Temple and Mulholland.

    • D. 

      Readers find out that the landlady is an insane killer.

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