The Dead of Jericho
1 Who said this in the story ...? Inspector Morse, Anne Scott, Edward Murdoch, Charles Richards, Celia Richards.
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 Lewis. 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 thenext day Michael was taken into hospital, and I felt frightened of what we’d done.’ ...............
2 Put the following events from the story in the right order. Number them 1–5.
a Morse discovered that Conrad Richards was pretending to be his brother, Charles.
b Anne Scott killed herself.
c Morse took over the case from Inspector Bell.
d Morse metAnne Scott at a party.
e George Jackson was murdered.
3 Complete the following sentences with information from the story.
a When Morse met Anne Scott at the party ...
b The front door was open and no one seemed to be at home when ...
c Although the blackmail letter had spelling mistakes ...
d Morse was arrested by a policeman when ...
e Edward went toAnne Scott’s house every week because ...
4 Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)?
a Morse went to see Anne Scott a few days after he had met her at the party.
b Morse was interested in literature.
c Anne Scott had curtains in her bedroom.
d Celia and Charles Richards were happily married.
e Anne Scott used to work for Charles Richards’company.
f Charles Richards had a good alibi for the night of George Jackson’s murder.
g George Jackson did some repair jobs at Anne’s house.
h George Jackson couldn’t write.
i Michael Murdoch was Anne Scott’s son.
j Before she died Anne Scott wrote a note to Morse.
5 Why did Anne Scott kill herself?
The Dead of Jericho
Choose the best answer.
1 Morse met Anne Scott for the first time at _____.
a [ ] Anne’s house b [ ] a party c [ ] a police station d [ ] Mrs Murdoch’s party
2 He believed that the murderer and victim knew each other well in _____ of cases.
a [ ] 30% b [ ] 50% c [ ] 10% d [ ] 60%
3 He decided not tovisit Anne for six months because _____.
a [ ] she loved someone else b [ ] she was married
c [ ] he didn’t trust her d [ ] he was recently divorced
4 The houses in Jericho, Oxford, were built _____.
a [ ] in a modern style b [ ] for university students
c [ ] for workers over 100 years ago d [ ] for university professors
5 When Morse arrived at Anne’s house,_____.
a [ ] the door was unlocked b [ ] she was teaching German
c [ ] the bedroom window was open d [ ] he found a key in the door
6 Bell couldn’t understand how Anne had _____.
a [ ] kicked the chair so far from her b [ ] been attracted to Morse
c [ ] earned enough to live d [ ] lived in such a small house
7 George Jackson said that he _____.
a [ ]had never met Anne b [ ] had done work in Anne’s house
c [ ] used to be in love with Anne d [ ] liked working for different people
8 Walters was worried that ‘E.M.’ might be _____.
a [ ] Electricity Man b [ ] Edward Murdoch c [ ] a neighbour d [ ] Morse
9 _____ promised to give Charles Richards an alibi.
a [ ] Jennifer Hills b [ ] A friend c [ ]...