The Westing Game Questions Ch 17-20
What were the 2 trading terms that Flora learned?
bearish and bullish
After re-examining their clues, who do Grace & Mr. Hoo think is involved in the mystery?
they suspect E.J Plum is involved
What does Theo discover when he analyzes his clues?
he discovers a chemical formula for an explosive and the name Otis, whom he now believes is the murderer
Why does Theo think he must be dreaming?
he finds himself kneeling beside the praying Crow
Why does Turtle think that it would be a good idea to call Flora Baumbach by another name?
because the first part of her name sounds like “bomb” and everyone is already scared
Who was Rosalie and how did she die?
She was the retarded daughter of Flora; she died from pneumonia at the age of 19
How is ammonium nitrate used?
it is used in fertilizers, explosives and rocket propellants
What assignment does Theo give to Doug Hoo?
he tells him to follow Otis Amber
What letter does Otis Amber deliver to Doug?
it is a notice from E. J. Plum that all the heirs must attend a meeting at the Westing house
What help does Denton hold out for Chris?
Denton tells Chris that he has found a neurologist who works on problems like his
How does Chris feel at the prospect of being taken hostage by Denton Deere?
Chris hasn’t had so much fun in years
How did Turtle defend the use of the radio in school?
she claimed to have a serious toothache for which only music could soothe the pain
Who does Otis Amber accuse of being responsible for the bombings?
he accuses James Shin Hoo
To whom is Crow referring to when she uses the term “foot butcher?”
Jake Wexler, the podiatrist
How does Chris presume the blank envelope ended up in his bathrobe?
He thinks that his brother, Theo, placed it there while accidentally using Chris’ bathrobe
How does Judge Ford react when told by Sandy that Jake Wexler is a bookie?
She suspects he is only a small-time bookie and actually says that Jake is a far better person that Sam Westing who gambled, drank, cheated, lied, stole, and manipulated people
According to the judge, what was Westing’s first mistake?
he intended Sybil Pulaski to be one of the heirs, but instead inadvertently selected Sydelle Pulaski
What was the price of WPP at 2 oclock?
the price of Westing Paper Products stock was $52 per sharie, the highest price in 15 years
Why didn’t Doug’s feet hurt anymore?
he was using paper innersoles
Why was Theo in the hospital?
he had made a slight miscalculation in this experiment causing an explosion
Why did George Theodorakis falter while telling the story of Violet Westing?
He found the story to be very emotional as well as painful
Who does Judge Ford believe must be protected and why?
She believes the former wife of Sam Westing must be protected as Sam probably holds her responsible for the suicide death of his daughter, Violet
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