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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep


by Raymond Chandler

The Big Sleep: Symbols Quiz True or False

1. Where does the Sternwoods’ money come from? -> Gambling
2. What does Marlowe think about the knight in the stained-glass panel? -> That he spends too much time on personal hygiene
3. What does Chandler’s description of the orchids in the Sternwood’s greenhouse symbolize? -> The similarity between Marlowe and an orchid
4. What usually happens when it is about to rain? -> Marlowe drinks
5. What piece is Marlowe talking about when he says, “________ had no meaning in this game. It wasn’t a game for _________”? -> Knights