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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep


by Raymond Chandler

The Big Sleep: Quotes (What Was Said) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Big Sleep? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who was Marlowe talking about when he said he would “sooner or later have to climb up there and help him”?

General Sternwood
Eddie Mars
The knight in the stained-glass panel
Q. “She called me a filthy name. I didn’t mind that.” Who called Marlowe a filthy name?

Mrs. Sternwood
The naked lady in the stained-glass panel
Q. Who describes Vivian as “spoiled, exacting, smart, and quite ruthless”?

General Sternwood
Vivian herself
Q. “I was playing for time. Just for time. I played the wrong way, of course.” What is Vivian talking about?

Why she kept hitting on Marlowe
Why she covered up Rusty’s death
Why she claimed she was being blackmailed
Why she liked to wear yellow shoes with pink dressed
Q. Who is Marlowe describing when he says, “Once outside the law you’re all the way outside”?

Eddie Mars