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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep


by Raymond Chandler

The Big Sleep: Themes (For the Most Part) 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. What is the most important thing to Marlowe?

Following the rules
Working with the police
Q. What do the most powerful people all possess?

Q. Marlowe says a loogan is a guy “on the wrong side of the fence.” What is Vivian’s response?

“You’re on the wrong side of the fence.”
“I often wonder if there is a wrong side.”
She calls him a filthy name
Q. Whose murderer is not punished?

General Sternwood’s
Q. Why does Marlowe return his paycheck?

He doesn’t need the money
He doesn’t feel like he did a satisfactory job
The name on the check was spelled incorrectly
He lied about the outcome of the case