​You're Marlowe? Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

IT was a cozy sort of office, not too large. There was a built-in upholstered corner (1) _________ by the French windows and a man in a white dinner-jacket was standing with his back to the room, looking out. He had grey hair. There was a large black and chromium safe, some filing-cases, a large globe in a stand, a small built-in bar, and the usual broad (2) _________ executive desk with the usual high-backed (3) _________ leather chair behind it.

I looked at the ornaments on the desk. Everything standard and all copper. A copper lamp, a pen set pencil tray, a glass and copper ashtray with a copper elephant on the (4) _________ , a copper letter opener, a copper thermos bottle on a copper tray, copper corners on the blotter holder. There was a spray of almost copper- (5) _________ sweet peas in a copper vase.

It seemed like a lot of copper.

The man at the window turned (6) _________ and showed me that he was going on fifty and had soft ash-grey hair аnd plenty of it, and a heavy handsome face with nothing unusual about it (7) _________ a short puckered (wrinkled) scar in his left cheek that had almost the (8) _________ of a deep dimple. I remembered the dimple. I would have forgotten the man. I remembered that I had seen him (9) _________pictures a long time ago, (10) _________ ten years ago. I didn't remember the pictures or what they were about or what he did in them, but remembered the dark heavy handsome face and the puckered scar. His hair had been dark then.

He walked over to his desk and sat down and picked up his letter opener and poked at the ball of his thumb with the point. He looked at me with no expression and said: 'You're Marlowe?'

I nodded.

The High Window by Raymond С handler (Am E)

A B C D
1 place saddle seat sit
2 heavy hard difficult complex
3 filled stuffed dressed padded
4 brink rim margin border
5 colours colourful colouring соloured
6 around off in on
7 apart besides beside except
8 affect effect result consequence
9 into on in over
10 at last at least in the least whatsoever


1.C; 2.A; 3.D; 4.B; 5.D; 6.A; 7.D; 8.B; 9.C; 10.B

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