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The Westing Game Comprehension Questions for Chapters 1-10
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What happened to Grace's silver cross
Turtle dropped it in the Westing house, and later it was in the coffin with Sam Westing.
What evidence from the book indicates that Grace Wexler is stuck up and not a great mother.
She wants to rent the apartment in order to impress people. She looks down on others who work at Sunset Towers. She treats Turtle horribly--always comparing her to the "chosen" child, Angela.
What evidence from the book demonstrates to the reader that Sydelle craves attention?
She faked a disease and uses crutches to gain the sympathy of others.
How is the Westing Game played?
Partners are brought together and receive $10,000. The object is to spend the money to win the game. Find who murdered Sam Westing and WIN 2 million dollars.
What pair never shows up to play The Westing Game?
Mrs. Hoo and Mr. Jake Wexler
Why does everyone want one of Turtle's candles?
The blizzard has cut off power
What important item did Sydelle "lose"?
She misplaces her shorthand notebook
From what point of view is this story told?
3rd person omniscient
What is very unusual about the people whom Barney Northrup invites to tour Sunset Towers
Their names were already posted on the mailboxes before they agreed to take the apartment.
How are Doug and Theo alike? How are they different?
They are alike because they are both seniors in high school. They are different, because Theo wants to be a writer and Doug wants to be a runner.
Why is it odd that Otis Amber is called a delivery boy?
Otis Amber is a 62-year-old man.
What does Chris do for a hobby?
He is a bird watcher.
Who is Crow? What does she think of Sam Westing?
Crow is a house keeper. She is a ridged, religious woman who believes Westing is a terrible sinner.
Why do Doug, Theo, Otis, and Sandy owe Turtle $24?
She stayed 12 minutes in the Westing house at $2.00 per minute
Why is Sunset Towers an odd name for the building?
It faces east where the sun rises. It also has no towers.
Who was in charge of the reading of the Westing will?
Edgar J. Plum
What are two odd things about the Westing will?
Sam Westing "pre-knew" when Grace would stand up and when J.J. Ford would speak. Same Westing "pre-knew" how he would die.
In what state and along what lake is this story set?
Where does Madame Hoo long to be?
She wants to go back to China.
What is Turtle convinced she is supposed to do with the $10,000?
She is supposed to invest it in the stock market.
What type of doctor is Dr. Denton Deere?
He is a plastic surgeon
What type of doctor is Dr. Jake Wexler?
He is a foot doctor (Podiatrist)
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