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The Westing Game is a mystery novel, written by Ellen Raskin, which won the Newbery Medal and nominated as most prominent Children's Literature. The story involves a businessman named, Sam Westing and his sixteen unrelated heirs who together want to sort out the secret of his death. This quiz has been designed for students to test their knowledge about comprehension of The Westing Game. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What did Angela name her daughter?

    • A.

      Tabitha

    • B.

      Flora

    • C.

      Grace

    • D.

      Alice

    Correct Answer
    D. Alice
    Explanation
    Angela named her daughter Alice.

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  • 2. 

    Who solved the murder?

    • A.

      Turtle

    • B.

      Doug Hoo

    • C.

      Angela

    • D.

      Flora Baumbach

    Correct Answer
    A. Turtle
    Explanation
    The question is asking who solved the murder, and the correct answer is "Turtle." This suggests that Turtle was the one who successfully identified the perpetrator of the murder.

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  • 3. 

    In what costume was Westing buried?

    • A.

      Clown

    • B.

      Uncle Sam costume

    • C.

      Revolutionary War soldier

    • D.

      Ben Franklin

    Correct Answer
    B. Uncle Sam costume
    Explanation
    Westing was buried in an Uncle Sam costume. This is indicated by the answer provided.

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  • 4. 

    In his will, Samuel W. Westing claims that his life was taken from him by "one of ____"

    • A.

      My employees

    • B.

      My heirs

    • C.

      You

    • D.

      My family

    Correct Answer
    C. You
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "you." This suggests that Samuel W. Westing believes that someone close to him, possibly someone he trusted, is responsible for his death. It implies that the person who murdered him is someone he personally knew and had a personal connection with, rather than a stranger or an outsider.

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  • 5. 

     What does Turtle do when people yank on her braid?

    • A.

      Pinch their arm

    • B.

      Kick their shins

    • C.

      Punch them in the nose

    • D.

      Yank on their ear

    Correct Answer
    B. Kick their shins
    Explanation
    When people yank on Turtle's braid, she responds by kicking their shins.

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  • 6. 

    What is Turtle's real name?

    • A.

      Samantha Esther Wexler

    • B.

      Tabitha Ruth Wexler

    • C.

      Angela Wexler

    • D.

      Grace Wexler

    Correct Answer
    B. Tabitha Ruth Wexler
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tabitha Ruth Wexler. This answer is correct because it directly states the real name of the turtle. The other options do not provide the real name of the turtle, therefore they are incorrect.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these was NOT an alias for Samuel W. Westing?

    • A.

      Barney Northrup

    • B.

      Julian R. Eastman

    • C.

      Windy Windkloppel

    • D.

      Sandy McSouthers

    Correct Answer
    C. Windy Windkloppel
    Explanation
    Windy Windkloppel was not an alias for Samuel W. Westing. The question is asking for the option that does not belong to the list of aliases for Samuel W. Westing. The other three options, Barney Northrup, Julian R. Eastman, and Sandy McSouthers, were all aliases used by Samuel W. Westing in the story. Therefore, Windy Windkloppel is the correct answer as it was not an alias for Samuel W. Westing.

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  • 8. 

    What was the name of the lawyer at the reading of the will?

    • A.

      E. J. Plum

    • B.

      J.T. Toast

    • C.

      A. L. Apple

    • D.

      C.S. Mango

    Correct Answer
    A. E. J. Plum
    Explanation
    The correct answer is E. J. Plum. This is the name of the lawyer who was present at the reading of the will.

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  • 9. 

    Otis Amber tells the kids a story of two teenagers that went into the Westing house. One died and one became insane. What was the phrase the insane teenager was said to constantly repeat?

    • A.

      Mountains majesty

    • B.

      Green bananas

    • C.

      Pink bunnies

    • D.

      Purple waves

    Correct Answer
    D. Purple waves
    Explanation
    In the story told by Otis Amber, one of the teenagers who entered the Westing house became insane and was said to constantly repeat the phrase "purple waves".

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  • 10. 

    Sunny was the bomber?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Angela was the bomber, and she ended up hurting herself. Turtle discovered the truth and protected her sister by saying it was she that set the bombs. By the way, Sunny was the thief.

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