The Westing Game Quiz: Novel Trivia!

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Have you ever scanned the book, The Westing Game? It is a mystery book written by Ellen Raskin. It came out in 1978, and it won the Newbery Medal and was recognized as one of the most illustrious contributions to American children’s literature. The book is about all of the main characters playing a game, which is like a puzzle. This quiz will demonstrate your expertise of the book, The Westing Game.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why were the letters signed Barney Northrup?
    • A. 

      Because that was his name

    • B. 

      Sam Westing wanted to lure the people over to Sunset Towers to see which team could find out who killed him

    • C. 

      That was the name of the building

  • 2. 
    Why did Turtle bet that she could stay in the mansion for a long time?
    • A. 

      To earn money

    • B. 

      To prove she's brave

    • C. 

      Because she really enjoyed it there

  • 3. 
    Why was this chapter called Tenants in And Out?
    • A. 

      Because all the tennants were constantly coming and going

    • B. 

      Because after they moved in they got scared and moved right back out

    • C. 

      Because after they moved in they noticed smoke coming from the old Westing House so they all ran out to see

  • 4. 
    How did Violet Westing die?
    • A. 

      She drowned

    • B. 

      She was shot

    • C. 

      She became ill

  • 5. 
    What did the letter say in Chapter 5?
    • A. 

      Never mind

    • B. 

      You're an heir

    • C. 

      Congatulations

  • 6. 
    Why did the will say the police are helpless?
    • A. 

      The police felt this case couldn't be solved due to lack of clues

    • B. 

      Sam Westing never had any luck with the police

    • C. 

      Sam Westing didn't want the police to help them find out

  • 7. 
    What happened to almost everyone when they were talking about their clues?
    • A. 

      They became scared

    • B. 

      They became frustrated

    • C. 

      Everyone started fighting

  • 8. 
    What do you think happened to all the lost things that all the people lost?
    • A. 

      They were stolen

    • B. 

      They magically vanished

    • C. 

      They became invisible

  • 9. 
    What happened to Sydelle Pulaski and why do you think she was late?
    • A. 

      She got lost

    • B. 

      She was the killer

    • C. 

      She usually thinks she is really early

  • 10. 
    Why did Sydelle Pulaski blame Mr. Hoo and Mrs. Wexler for stealing her notebook?
    • A. 

      She left it on the counter in Mr. Hoo's resteraunt

    • B. 

      She saw it in his car

    • C. 

      She saw one just like it in Mrs. Wexler's kitchen

  • 11. 
    Who do you think planned the first bomb and blew up the kitchen?
    • A. 

      Angela Wexler

    • B. 

      Sydelle Pulaski

    • C. 

      Mrs. Wexler

  • 12. 
    Who do you think planned the second bomb?
    • A. 

      Mr. Hoo

    • B. 

      Mrs. Wexler

    • C. 

      Angela Wexler

  • 13. 
    Why was everyone spying on others?
    • A. 

      They wanted to find out the other clues

    • B. 

      They wanted to find the killer

    • C. 

      They did not trust each other

  • 14. 
    Who was sent to the principle's office twice?
    • A. 

      Doug Hoo

    • B. 

      Angela Wexler

    • C. 

      Turtle

  • 15. 
    Who did Grace Wexler slam the door on?
    • A. 

      Otis Amber

    • B. 

      Jake Wexler

    • C. 

      Madame Hoo

  • 16. 
    What word did Madame Hoo learn from Otis Amber?
    • A. 

      Fire!

    • B. 

      Bomb!

    • C. 

      Boom!

  • 17. 
    How old is Flora Baumbach?
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      55

    • C. 

      32

  • 18. 
    How old was Crow when she got divorced?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      31

    • C. 

      40

  • 19. 
    What is Mr. McSouthers first name?
    • A. 

      Michael

    • B. 

      Alexander

    • C. 

      Douglas

  • 20. 
    What were the explosions in Sunset Towers?
    • A. 

      Screams

    • B. 

      Fire

    • C. 

      Fireworks

  • 21. 
    What was Grace Wexler's maiden name?
    • A. 

      Gracie Windkloppel

    • B. 

      Grace Windkloppel

    • C. 

      Grace Wexler

  • 22. 
    What is Flora Baumbach's daughters name?
    • A. 

      Rose

    • B. 

      Sherry

    • C. 

      Rosalie

  • 23. 
    What did Crow fill Sandy's flask with?
    • A. 

      Wine

    • B. 

      Lemonade

    • C. 

      Wine

  • 24. 
    Why was Turtle crying?
    • A. 

      Sandy died

    • B. 

      She did not win

    • C. 

      Crow went to jail

  • 25. 
    What is Otis Amber's job?
    • A. 

      Private investigator

    • B. 

      Delivery boy

    • C. 

      Doorman

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