Questions for THE ESCAPE (Chapter 1).

  1. What happened when Roger met Ruth?
  2. Maugham, the writer of these stories, did not like Ruth Barlow. A) Why did men feel sorry for Ruth? B) What did Maugham think she was looking for?
  3. Something happened between Roger and Ruth. What did Maugham think had happened?
  4. What was Roger's problem?
  5. "When are we going to get married?" Ruth asked Roger. What was Roger's reply?
  6. Roger and Ruth went to look at houses for sale. What happened each time they looked at a house?
  7. Roger had planned his escape from Ruth. A) how did Roger escape from marrying Ruth? B) How did he escape from paying her any money?