Free Study Guide for The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

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THE WESTING GAME STUDY GUIDE / SUMMARY

ANSWER KEY

1.) d

2.) a

3.) a

4.) b

5.) c

6.) b

7.) d

8.) a

9.) b

10.) d

11.) b

12.) c

13.) a

14.) d

15.) d


BOOK REPORT TOPICS - ESSAY IDEAS

1.) Make an extended family tree illustrating the "family" of the Westing heirs and how they relate to each other. How does this tree change over the course of the novel? What relevant facts do we learn, how is that significant? What does this tell us about the nature of family?

2.) Examine how this novel works as a mystery. Begin with the idea that it's supposed to be a "whodunnit" but becomes something else entirely. Is it a satisfying mystery, does it fulfill the needs of mystery readers?

3.) Patriotism is important to Sam Westing, so what portrait of America emerges in miniature at........

 

The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.

 

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