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Comprehension Test

The Dead of Jericho
Colin Dexter 1 Who said this in the story ...? Inspector Morse, Anne Scott, Edward M rdoch, Charles !ichards, Celia !ichards. a ‘I was silly enough to marry when I was nineteen ...’ ............... b ‘What you’re doing is blackmail. But I believe what you said in your letter and so I’m going to pay you one quarter of what you asked for.’ ............... c ‘My dear husband didn’t want his normal secretary ... to know about the police coming here, so he asked me to be his secretary for today.’ ............... d ‘I’m disappointed in you ewis. If you’re ever going to be a good detective, you’ll have to realise that it’s these tiny details that solve cases in the end.’ ............... e ‘We wrote the letter together and sent it. But the ne!t day Michael was taken into hospital, and I felt frightened of what we’d done.’ ............... 20 marks 2 " t the followin# e$ents fro% the story in the ri#ht order. & %'er the% ()*. a b c d e Morse discovered that "onrad #ichards was pretending to be his brother, "harles. $nne %cott killed herself. Morse took over the case from Inspector Bell. Morse met $nne %cott at a party. &eorge 'ackson was murdered. 10 marks 3 Co%plete the followin# sentences with infor%ation fro% the story. a When Morse met $nne %cott at the party ...
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b (he front door was open and no one seemed to be at home when ...
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c $lthough the blackmail letter had spelling mistakes ...
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d Morse was arrested by a policeman when ...
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e )dward went to $nne %cott’s house every week because ...
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30 marks Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 1

.............................. ............. Before she died $nne %cott wrote a note to Morse............................... 20 marks Total marks Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 2 .................................. or false +-................................... Morse was interested in literature.................................................... $nne %cott used to work for "harles #ichards’ company. $nne %cott had curtains in her bedroom. "elia and "harles #ichards were happily married........................... "harles #ichards had a good alibi for the night of &eorge 'ackson’s murder.......................................................................4 Are these sentences tr e +T..... ........................ 20 marks 5 Why did Anne Scott ..................................................... &eorge 'ackson did some repair *obs at $nne’s house.... ................ &eorge 'ackson couldn’t write................................ .................................................................... Michael Murdoch was $nne %cott’s son.......? a b c d e f g h i * Morse went to see $nne %cott a few days after he had met her at the party. .......ill herself? ......

M. c .. 7!ford. the door was unlocked 4 When Morse arrived at $nne’s house.. of cases. $ colleague +2 (he police doctor said that $nne had . 423 1 0e decided not to visit $nne for si! months because .. been pregnant when she died c .............. + Morse met $nne %cott for the first time at . had never met $nne b .... a . a ... a police station d ....’ might be . Mrs Murdoch’s party / 0e believed that the murderer and victim knew each other well in .. a . had done work in $nne’s house d .. been very ill at the time of her death Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 3 ..... been attracted to Morse c ........ for university professors 6 (he houses in 'ericho.. Morse c . 523 d . b .. $ friend a .. )dward Murdoch c . lived in such a small house 9 Walters was worried that ‘).. he didn’t trust her a .. b . he was recently divorced b . "onrad #ichards : .... earned enough to live d . +23 c . b . 'ennifer 0ills b ....Multiple-choice Test The Dead of Jericho Colin Dexter Setting Choose the 'est answer. 123 b . in a modern style b .. he found a key in the door b . )lectricity Man 5 Bell couldn’t understand how $nne had . definitely been murdered d .... she was teaching &erman d ... b ... ..... liked working for different people d ..... for university students d . a party c . used to be in love with $nne a . she was married d ..... were built . promised to give "harles #ichards an alibi.. killed herself by accident 20 marks d .. $nne’s house a ... for workers over +22 years ago a ... the bedroom window was open a ... c .. kicked the chair so far from her 8 &eorge 'ackson said that he ... she loved someone else c ... a neighbour c ... a ......

. a . +5 . Walters d . ewis b . $nne’s letter to "harles 20 marks b .. had had many affairs a . two years younger than c . about the same age as d .. Beethoven b . Mrs #ichards b . Mrs =urvis +4 . "onrad and "harles b . three months a .... $nne’s letter to Morse c .. the Beatles d .... was about fifty and losing his hair. Morse b ... in 'ackson’s new fishing rod. more than ten years younger than c . Inspector Bell +/ Morse liked to listen to .. read $nne %cott’s suicide note to &eorge 'ackson.... 'ackson d . "onstable Walters // ‘>ou should have asked me how I got into the house........ a ... /+5 c . si! months +9 "onrad #ichards lived at . wasn’t very good with money c .. a ..’ a . 'ackson a . ten years older than a .. Inspector Bell d . )dward and Michael +8 ewis and Morse had been working together for . +5/ b ....... Morse.. asked <uestions slowly and gently.. a .. +/5 c ....... Morse d . in his free time. "elia c .... )dward /2 ewis found ... 7asis +1 ..art d .. Mrs Briggs c . ++ $nne %cott was .. %ergeant ewis b . was a very good publisher d . b .. "harles’ reply to $nne Dialogue Who said or wrote this? /+ ‘"leverest detective I’ve ever met.. si! years c . 7!ford $venue... wrote the blackmail letter to get money for drugs.. Mo.....’ /1 ‘I’ll kill you with my bare hands?’ Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 4 .... another blackmail letter d .. three years d . Inspector Bell c ......Characters Choose the 'est answer.... wanted to leave her c .. 'ackson b .... d . Mrs ewis a .. "onstable Walters d .... Morse c .. b . ewis +6 "elia was sure that "harles . /5+ +: ... a ... "harles #ichards b .... a ...

"elia /9 ‘BAear "harles. Mrs =urvis c . statement 5 d .... "onrad b ... kick a .. even *obs b . $nne b . 'enny c .’ a .B (hat was how she started the letter?’ b . Michael d . forwarding 1/ money paid as punishment 11 e!pecting a baby a .. $nne a . tiny *obs c ..... all *obs 19 written information given to the police a ......... ewis b . Morse a . )dward a ... pregnant a . "harles c .a . affair d . "harles c ...’ b . Mrs Murdoch a . alibi b . "onrad 12 ‘I hoped you would contact me C but you didn’t. knock d . odd *obs 15 a se!ual relationship between two people who are married. promotion a . 1+ to hit or move something with your foot a . ewis /4 ‘>ou still haven’t told me the truth?’ /5 ‘Aon’t you see@ (he 'erI"0o (esting abo#$(ory.. 'ackson a . Michael d . but not to each other a . Morse /6 ‘I’m free this afternoon. childish 16 getting a more important *ob b ... phrase c . fold c .... "elia b ... Walters b . confident c ... Morse d .... )dward a . 'enny c ..... impatient d . Morse c ... "harles d ... account a .... Bell d .. case 18 small repair work in the house or garden b .. management c . sentence Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 . )dward /8 ‘(he doctor says he’s lost the sight in one eye completely. fine c ... bet b . call d ..... siren d . clap b . )dward d . fate d . improvement 14 to kill with a rope around the neck b . )dward 20 marks Vocabulary Choose the 'est answer... touch c . hang c . 'ackson d . bridge d .’ c . %houldn’t you be at work@’ b .. "elia c ... bear b .. ewis /: ‘When did you discover the truth@’ d ....

.. she didn’t like small children a . at $nne’s house 61 "harles #ichards denied . Morse hadn’t contacted her 69 . in a hole in a tree c .. b . convince 20 marks b .... a brown leather *acket d . driving to 7!ford a ...... Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 6 ... couldn’t communicate well b . she was depressed about her *ob c . 6+ Morse found . "onrad b .. the afternoon that $nne died. behind a phone bo! d ....... a . b . lie b . recover c . in $nne’s shed b . was asking for too much money d ..... burnt clothes b ..... her husband had died in a car crash 42 (he real ....... a . a .. was pretending to be uneducated a .. a black *acket c ..... "harles 65 Morse said that the writer of the blackmail letter ... parking his car near "anal #each 6/ &eorge 'ackson picked up the money that #ichards left .. meeting an old friend b .. )dward and Michael c . a darkDblue raincoat c .. had confused Morse and ewis by switching identities....... her situation was unbearable d . "elia and 'ennifer b . in $nne’s fireplace.. handprints Plot Choose the 'est answer. a . fingermarks c .. had very good handwriting c . another key b .. fingerproofs 62 to not tell the truth a .. a ..... said he couldn’t remember where he was when 'ackson was murdered... she was in love with "onrad 6: $nne killed herself because ... was responsible for causing 'ackson’s accidental death. she thought she had slept with her own son 66 "harles was lying because .... hadn’t been left at $nne’s house..... admit d ....... Michael d . fingerprints d .. the murder weapon d . d ...1: marks made by fingers which can be used as proof a ... "harles and "onrad 68 0e thought that $nne might have killed herself because . she didn’t want to be on her own c . burnt pieces of a letter c . )dward d ... 64 . 'ackson and "onrad d .. arguing with his wife c ...... a lightDblue raincoat a .

. "onrad c ...a .. "harles 20 marks Total marks Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 7 . )dward d . "elia b .

The Dead of Jericho ( a $nne %cott b "harles #ichards c "elia #ichards d Inspector Morse e )dward Murdoch / a 4 b / c 6 d + e 1 0 a . G . b .. t was written by an educated G clever person. e ... Morse went to $nne %cott’s house. G she gave him her address. he talked to her Eall eveningF. Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 8 .. he went to &eorge 'ackson’s house at night.. c ..... the person who wrote it was educated.. d .. 1 a H b ( c H d H e ( f ( g ( h H i H * ( 4 %tudents’ individual answers.. G he liked her a lot. G he thought she was attractive. he was learning &erman G he was having &erman lessons with her G he was having private lessons.

The Dead of Jericho Setting + / 1 6 4 5 8 9 : +2 d b b c a a b d c a Characters ++ +/ +1 +6 +4 +5 +8 +9 +: /2 a c b c c d b d d a Dialogue /+ // /1 /6 /4 /5 /8 /9 /: 12 b c b a d d a c b a 9 Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 .

Vocabulary 1+ 1/ 11 16 14 15 18 19 1: 62 Plot 6+ 6/ 61 66 64 65 68 69 6: 42 a b b a d c b c c d a b a a b c d c c d Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 5 10 .