The Westing Game Ch. 1-8

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The Westing Game Quizzes & Trivia

Test over chapters 1-8 of The Westing Game. Take your time!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When Sydelle Pulaski retuns to her apartment, she discovers that
    • A. 

      Someone has stolen her notes about Sam Westing's will.

    • B. 

      Otis Amber is hiding in her closet.

    • C. 

      Her chess set has been set up in the living room.

  • 2. 
    The directions to the Westing game says that each pair of players will
    • A. 

      Have to spend one night in the Westing house.

    • B. 

      Receive ten thousand dollars and a set of clues.

    • C. 

      Win ten shares of the Westing Corporation.

  • 3. 
    Judge Ford thinks Sam Westing knew everyone would play the game because they
    • A. 

      Wanted to find Sam Westing's murderer.

    • B. 

      Were all greedy.

    • C. 

      Liked mysteries.

  • 4. 
    Why couldn't an autopsy be held on Sam Westing? 
    • A. 

      His body disappeared.

    • B. 

      He'd been buried.

    • C. 

      He'd already been embalmed.

  • 5. 
    Sam Westing's will also says that
    • A. 

      Westing did not die of natural causes.

    • B. 

      Turtle is really Sam Westing's granddaughter.

    • C. 

      The beneficiaries must all live in the Westing house.

  • 6. 
    Judge Ford is surprised to find that E.J. Plum is handling the Westing estate because
    • A. 

      Sam Westing hated E.J. Plum's father.

    • B. 

      E.J. Plum is young and inexperienced.

    • C. 

      E.J. Plum is one of Sam Westing's heirs.

  • 7. 
    Turtle thinks it is strange that the article about Sam Westing's death doesn't mention
    • A. 

      How much money Sam Westing is leaving to his wife.

    • B. 

      The envelope she saw on the bedside table.

    • C. 

      The silver bracelet found on Westing's wrist.

  • 8. 
    When Turtle is in the Westing house, she finds
    • A. 

      A dead man tucked into a four-poster bed.

    • B. 

      Otis Amber hiding in the library.

    • C. 

      Her mother's silver cross lying on the Oriental rug.

  • 9. 
    While Chris is bird-watching, he notices a
    • A. 

      Rare bird roosting on the roof of the Westing house.

    • B. 

      Strange car pulling into the driveway of the Westing house.

    • C. 

      Person with a limp entering the Westing house.

  • 10. 
    Turtle and Flora thought they should...
    • A. 

      Invest the money in the stock market.

    • B. 

      Put the money in the bank to gain interest.

    • C. 

      Spend evey penny of the money on Westing paper products.

  • 11. 
    To cut off all or part of a limb or digit of the body
  • 12. 
    Person or group that receives money or property from a will
  • 13. 
    When something is done in privacy or secrecy
  • 14. 
    A particular style or type of cooking (i.e. Italian, Chinese, etc.)
  • 15. 
    A person appointed to carry out the provisions of a will
  • 16. 
    A person who owns or helps manage a large business
  • 17. 
    A gift of property or money from a will
  • 18. 
    In a state of decay or decomposition; rotten
  • 19. 
    Reasonable; sensible
  • 20. 
    To replace springs, stuffing, and fabric on a piece of furniture
  • 21. 
    ________________ in literature refers to the hints or clues an author provides to suggest what will take place in the story.
    • A. 

      Prediction

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 22. 
    When an author makes statements such as, "The big problems were yet to come." They are trying to get the reader to make a ____________________.
    • A. 

      Foreshadow

    • B. 

      Prediction

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 23. 
    A ____________ is a figure of speech in which two unlike objects are compared using the words "like" or "as."
    • A. 

      Foreshadow

    • B. 

      Prediction

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 24. 
    ___________________  refers to a literary device in which an author grants human characteristics to nonhuman objects.
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing

    • B. 

      Prediction

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 25. 
    What bet did Turtle make with the others?
    • A. 

      She'd get $2 for every time she told a lie to her mother.

    • B. 

      She'd get $2 for every person she kicked when they pulled her braid.

    • C. 

      She'd get $2 for every minute she spent in the Westing house.

  • 26. 
    What was special about J.J. Ford?
    • A. 

      She's the first black female to be elected to judge in the state.

    • B. 

      She's the only one who knew Sam Westing before his death.

    • C. 

      She's the only lawyer in the building.

  • 27. 
    How did Sydelle become popular?
    • A. 

      She needed extra help because she was on crutches.

    • B. 

      She had a transcript of the Westing will.

    • C. 

      She was the person in control of the Westing money.

  • 28. 
    Westing's will says that his sixteen heirs
    • A. 

      Will control the Westing Paper Products Corporation.

    • B. 

      Must share the inheritance equally.

    • C. 

      Are all his nieces and nephews.

  • 29. 
    If any player drops out of the game
    • A. 

      The partner must leave the game.

    • B. 

      The partners must return the money.

    • C. 

      Both of these

  • 30. 
    Sydelle's REAL problem is
    • A. 

      She's got a broken leg.

    • B. 

      She feels nobody ever notices her.

    • C. 

      She doesn't understand how to play the Westing Game.

  • 31. 
    Struck with sudden fear or confusion
    • A. 

      Scrutiny

    • B. 

      Uncanny

    • C. 

      Appalled

  • 32. 
    Able to be heard
    • A. 

      Reverence

    • B. 

      Audible

    • C. 

      Sporadic

  • 33. 
    Inspection and dissection of a body after death
    • A. 

      Appalled

    • B. 

      Morbid

    • C. 

      Autopsy

  • 34. 
    A pilot of an airplane or aircraft
    • A. 

      Aviator

    • B. 

      Audible

    • C. 

      Uncanny

  • 35. 
    Preoccupied or interested in unhealthy thoughts and feelings
    • A. 

      Uncanny

    • B. 

      Autopsy

    • C. 

      Morbid

  • 36. 
    To give up or abandon
    • A. 

      Reverence

    • B. 

      Relinquish

    • C. 

      Sporadic

  • 37. 
    A feeling or attitude of deep respect
    • A. 

      Reverence

    • B. 

      Uncanny

    • C. 

      Appalled

  • 38. 
    Close, careful observation
    • A. 

      Autopsy

    • B. 

      Relinquish

    • C. 

      Scrutiny

  • 39. 
    Having no pattern or order; happening at irregular times
    • A. 

      Reverence

    • B. 

      Sporadic

    • C. 

      Uncanny

  • 40. 
    Mysterious; beyond the ordinary or normal
    • A. 

      Uncanny

    • B. 

      Sporadic

    • C. 

      Scrutiny

  • 41. 
    Money paid to an agent or broker for their service
    • A. 

      Commission

    • B. 

      Pretentious

    • C. 

      Wafted

  • 42. 
    A group of people moving in an orderly fashion
    • A. 

      Divisive

    • B. 

      Jibberish

    • C. 

      Procession

  • 43. 
    • A. 

      Wafted

    • B. 

      Commission

    • C. 

      Vindictiveness

  • 44. 
    Faultless or flawless; perfect
    • A. 

      Impeccable

    • B. 

      Vindictive

    • C. 

      Procession

  • 45. 
    To float through air or water
    • A. 

      Jibberish

    • B. 

      Procession

    • C. 

      Wafted