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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the protagonist in the story?

    • A.

      Mrs. van der Meer

    • B.

      Mary Mulholland

    • C.

      Patrick

    • D.

      Mary Maloney

    Correct Answer
    D. Mary Maloney
    Explanation
    Mary Maloney is the protagonist in the story because she is the main character and the focus of the narrative. The story revolves around her actions, thoughts, and emotions. She undergoes a significant transformation throughout the story, which further emphasizes her role as the protagonist.

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  • 2. 

    It may be said that Mary has a(an) ____________ personality.

    • A.

      Obsessive

    • B.

      Pushy

    • C.

      Weak

    • D.

      Solid

    Correct Answer
    A. Obsessive
    Explanation
    Mary is described as having an obsessive personality. This means that she tends to be overly focused on certain thoughts or ideas, often to the point of becoming fixated on them. She may have a strong desire for order and control, and may engage in repetitive behaviors or thoughts. This type of personality trait can have both positive and negative aspects, as it can lead to great attention to detail and persistence, but it can also result in inflexibility and difficulty letting go of thoughts or ideas.

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  • 3. 

    Mary's husband has indicated that he was...

    • A.

      Teasing her

    • B.

      Abusing her

    • C.

      Leaving her

    • D.

      Lying to her

    Correct Answer
    C. Leaving her
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that Mary's husband has indicated that he was leaving her. This implies that he has expressed his intention to end their relationship or marriage.

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  • 4. 

    Mary's act against her husband was premeditated.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Mary's act against her husband was premeditated. The correct answer is False because the statement does not provide any information or evidence to support the claim that Mary's act was premeditated. Without any additional context or details, it is not possible to determine whether Mary's action was premeditated or not.

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  • 5. 

    Mary hitting Patrick with the frozen leg of lamb occurs during the...

    • A.

      Rising action

    • B.

      Falling action

    • C.

      Climax

    • D.

      Resolution

    Correct Answer
    C. Climax
    Explanation
    The event of Mary hitting Patrick with the frozen leg of lamb is a pivotal moment in the story. It is the highest point of tension and conflict, where the outcome of the story hangs in the balance. This action sets off a chain of events that will ultimately lead to the resolution of the story. Therefore, it can be identified as the climax, the most intense and crucial part of the narrative.

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  • 6. 

    The setting of "Lamb to the slaughter" is...

    • A.

      A cottage by the sea in the 1950's

    • B.

      A flat in the 1950's

    • C.

      A house in the 1950's

    • D.

      An apartment in the 1950's

    Correct Answer
    C. A house in the 1950's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a house in the 1950's." This can be inferred from the title of the story, "Lamb to the Slaughter," which suggests a domestic setting. Additionally, the mention of a house is more specific than the other options provided. The reference to the 1950's gives a timeframe for when the story takes place.

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  • 7. 

    The strength of the two drinks that Mary fixes - her drink is weak and Patrick's is strong) is an example of...

    • A.

      Irony

    • B.

      Symbolism

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Symbolism
    Explanation
    The strength of the two drinks that Mary fixes - her drink being weak and Patrick's being strong - symbolizes their personalities or characteristics. It suggests that Mary is perhaps timid or lacks assertiveness, while Patrick is portrayed as strong or dominant. The drinks serve as a metaphor for their individual traits or qualities.

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  • 8. 

    "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" is an example of....

    • A.

      Irony

    • B.

      Symbolism

    • C.

      Theme

    • D.

      Characterisation

    Correct Answer
    C. Theme
    Explanation
    The phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" is an example of a theme. It represents the idea that when a woman is betrayed or mistreated, she can become extremely angry and seek revenge. This theme explores the consequences of betrayal and the power dynamics in relationships. It is not ironic because it is not a contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. It is not symbolism because it does not represent something else. It is not characterization because it does not describe or develop a character.

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  • 9. 

    Mary actually hated her husband.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Mary hated her husband. However, since the answer is "False," it means that the statement is incorrect. Therefore, Mary did not actually hate her husband, contradicting the initial statement.

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  • 10. 

    It could be argued that Mary was operating in a state of shock.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Mary was in a state of shock. This means that she might have experienced a sudden and intense emotional or psychological reaction to a traumatic event or situation. This explanation aligns with the statement provided, indicating that Mary was indeed operating in a state of shock.

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  • 11. 

    The irony of the situation occurred as the investigators ate the murder weapon.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is ironic because it suggests that the investigators, who are supposed to solve the murder, unknowingly consumed the murder weapon. This is unexpected and contradictory, as it is counterproductive for the investigators to consume evidence. Therefore, the statement is true in terms of the irony it presents.

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  • 12. 

    What "shocked" Mary when she returned from the store?

    • A.

      Supper was ready

    • B.

      The police were there

    • C.

      The fire was out

    • D.

      Patrick was dead

    Correct Answer
    D. Patrick was dead
    Explanation
    Mary was shocked when she returned from the store because she discovered that Patrick was dead. This implies that Mary was not expecting Patrick to be dead and his sudden death came as a shock to her.

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  • 13. 

    The police believed the murder weapon was a ... 

    • A.

      Metal club

    • B.

      Pillow

    • C.

      Knife

    • D.

      Gun

    Correct Answer
    A. Metal club
    Explanation
    The police believed the murder weapon was a metal club because it is a blunt object that could cause the necessary force to commit a murder. Additionally, a metal club is a common weapon that can be easily obtained and concealed, making it a plausible choice for a murderer. The other options, such as a pillow, knife, or gun, may not have provided the same level of force or ease of use in this particular case.

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  • 14. 

    Mary's giggling meant that she had lost her mind.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Mary's giggling indicates she has lost her mind. However, this is not necessarily true. Giggling can be a natural response to humor or happiness and does not necessarily indicate a loss of sanity. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 15. 

    Mary is _________________ by her husband's strage behaviour.

    Correct Answer
    bewildered
    Explanation
    Mary is feeling confused and perplexed by her husband's strange behavior. She is unable to understand or make sense of his actions, which leaves her feeling bewildered. This suggests that his behavior is surprising, unexpected, or unusual, causing Mary to feel disoriented and unsure of what is happening.

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  • 16. 

    Who is the author of "Lamb to the slaughter"?

    • A.

      Ruan Dahl

    • B.

      Roald Dahl

    • C.

      Ryan Dahl

    • D.

      Riaan Dahl

    Correct Answer
    B. Roald Dahl
    Explanation
    Roald Dahl is the correct answer because he is the author of the short story "Lamb to the Slaughter." Roald Dahl was a renowned British writer known for his dark and twisted storytelling style. He wrote numerous children's books, including "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda," but also dabbled in adult fiction, such as "Lamb to the Slaughter." His works are characterized by their unexpected twists and macabre humor, making him a beloved and influential author in both children's and adult literature.

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  • 17. 

    What is the occupation of the criminal?

    • A.

      Detective

    • B.

      Housewife

    Correct Answer
    B. Housewife
    Explanation
    The occupation of the criminal is a housewife. This implies that the person who committed the criminal act is a woman who is married and primarily responsible for managing the household and taking care of the family.

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  • 18. 

    Would you describe Mary as...

    • A.

      Intelligent, a devoted housewife, gentle, submissive, loving her husband

    • B.

      Controlling, a devoted housewife, gentle, submissive, loving her husband

    • C.

      Frustrated, a devoted housewife, gentle, submissive, loving her husband

    Correct Answer
    A. Intelligent, a devoted housewife, gentle, submissive, loving her husband
    Explanation
    Mary can be described as intelligent because it is mentioned in the question. Additionally, she is described as a devoted housewife, gentle, submissive, and loving her husband.

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  • 19. 

    How long did the police sarch for the murder weapon?

    • A.

      1 hour

    • B.

      6 hours

    • C.

      12 hours

    • D.

      3 hours

    Correct Answer
    D. 3 hours
    Explanation
    The police searched for the murder weapon for 3 hours.

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  • 20. 

    Patrick is not doing the right thing. What does he do that is wrong?

    • A.

      Insisting on having dinner at a set time every evening

    • B.

      Leaving his pregnant wife

    • C.

      Drinking when he is stressed

    • D.

      He is an alcoholic

    Correct Answer
    B. Leaving his pregnant wife
    Explanation
    The given answer is "leaving his pregnant wife". This suggests that Patrick's actions of leaving his pregnant wife are considered wrong. This implies that he is not fulfilling his responsibilities and obligations towards his wife during a crucial time in their lives. His decision to leave his pregnant wife can be seen as neglectful and potentially harmful to both her and their unborn child.

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  • 21. 

    The names of the two detectives are Jack Noonan, O'Malley and Mark Mulholland.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because it states that the names of the two detectives are Jack Noonan, O'Malley, and Mark Mulholland. However, it is not clear whether "Jack Noonan, O'Malley" refers to one detective or two separate detectives. Therefore, the correct answer cannot be determined based on the given information.

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  • 22. 

    Why did the detectives do Mary a favour by eating the leg of lamb?

    • A.

      Mary hit her husband over the head with it and they ate the evidence

    • B.

      The leg of lamb could not be eaten by her alone and would have spoiled.

    • C.

      They kept her company while she was still in shock.

    Correct Answer
    A. Mary hit her husband over the head with it and they ate the evidence
    Explanation
    The detectives did Mary a favor by eating the leg of lamb because Mary had used it as a murder weapon to hit her husband over the head. By eating the evidence, the detectives helped Mary get rid of any incriminating proof that could link her to the crime.

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