Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl

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Lamb to the Slaughter Overview Quiz

A routine, domestic dinner takes a dark turn in the short story "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl. Be sure you recall what happens and why by taking the eNotes quiz about this startling short story here.

  • Question 1

    How does Mary murder Patrick?

  • Question 2

    What happens to the murder weapon?

  • Question 3

    Where does Mary go to try to establish an alibi?

  • Question 4

    What startling announcement does Patrick make to Mary?

  • Question 5

    What is Mary Maloney's husband's job?

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