The Westing Game Questions and Vocabulary Ch 21-25

What does Theo want to borrow from Turtle?
a bicycle
What is Judge Ford’s connection with the Westing family?
her mother was a servant in the Westing house. As a child, she played chess with Sam Westing
Why does Judge Ford think that Sam Westing paid for her education?
so that he would have a judge in his debt; that is, someone who would owe him a favor later
What was on the reverse side of the bomber’s note?
one of Turtle’s compositions “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”
What does Turtle confess to the judge?
she admits to setting off the fireworks and also to being in the Westing house the night Sam Westing died
Why does Sydelle Pulaski throw her crutches into the air?
Angela announces that she has unravelled the clues and realizes that they identify the song “America the Beautiful.”
There was a note left in the elevator. Describe what it said.
It is Turtle’s written confession to the bombings
What is the significance of Turtle’s comments that her mother would be upset if she knew who the real bomber would be?
It implies that Turtle is not the real bomber, and she is protecting the person that is
Which of the heirs does Judge Ford think may be Sam Westing’s former wife?
Judge Ford thinks it is Crow
Who does Judge Ford think was actually in the coffin?
She believes that it was a wax replica (dummy) of Sam Westing
Why would it be difficult to recognize Sam Westing now?
After suffering facial injuries in a car accident, he had his face reconstructed by a plastic surgeon
What did Otis mean by the phrase “The Turtle has lost its tail?”
He meant that Turtle’s braid had been cut off
What did Turtle convince Angela not to do?
She convinced her to not confess to the bombings
What did the heirs receive in their envelopes?
They received an additional check for $10,000
Why is Grace’s voice thick and slurred?
She had too much to drink
What is meant by the expression “to go on the wagon?”
It refers to someone that decides to stop drinking alcohol
Who did Denton Deere suggest could use plastic surgery?
Sandy McSouthers with his background in boxing
Since they can no longer work as partners, what does Theo suggest the heirs do?
He suggests they work as a team
What was Denton deere’s diagnosis when Mr. Hoo claimed that the tea might be poisoned?
His diagnosis was paranoia
Which heir does Judge Ford believe is actually Sam Westing?
She believes it is her own partner, Sandy McSouthers
Using the clues provided, who does Sydelle Pulaski announce as the murderer?
She tells those present that is appears to be Berthe Erica Crow
What happens to Sandy towards the end of Chapter 24?
He collapses on the floor in agony, dying shortly after
What does Denton Dee accuse Turtle of doing?
He accuses her of kicking Sandy in the shins
How does Turtle respond to the accusation?
Turtle claims she never kicked Sandy, but does admit to kicking Barney Northtrup
What according to Judge Ford is the famous Westing Trap?
The queen’s sacrifice in a game of chess or anything else for that matter
Why does Judge Ford repeatedly call herself stupid?
Judge Ford believes that everyone was tricked by Sam Westing with the “queen’s sacrifice” – the queen being his former wife Crow
Meticulous
(adj) taking extreme care in regards to details; precise, fussy
Delinquent
(adj) neglecting a duty or law; late in payment, lazy, guilty
Lurched
(v) make an abrupt, unsteady, uncontrolled movement or series of movements; stagger
Confound
(v) to frustrate, confuse
Penance
(n) The actions taken to right a wrong
Uttered
(v) To give audible expression to speak or pronounce