At Bertram's Hotel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Luscombe to Miss Blake?

2. What job does Miss Gorringe hold at the hotel?

3. What item does Elvira return after she is back in the city?

4. Where is Pennyfather attacked after he returns to the hotel?

5. Who does Elvira visit in the town?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Elvira's plan work? What item is taken?

2. What is Luscombe's reply? What does Luscombe try to do to ease the situation?

3. What question does Luscombe ask Humfries? What is the reply?

4. How does Pennyfather decide to amuse himself with the extra time? Why does he make the choice?

5. Who is Mr. Humfries? How does he know Colonel Luscombe?

6. What does Elvira learn when she returns from Ireland? What does Elvira do next?

7. What is the reason for Miss Marple's trip to Bertram's Hotel? Who is paying for the trip?

8. What is Elvira's solution to the problem? Does the other party agree?

9. Who does Elvira visit on official business? What topic is discussed?

10. Describe the opening scene, the first character and the activity of the afternoon.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the reason Lady Sedgwick gave up custody of Elvira. Do you think it was a good or bad choice? Do you think Lady Sedgwick shared the real reason? What was Gorman's explanation? How does Elvira learn the truth about her parents? How does Ireland play into the story?

Essay Topic 2

Bertram's Hotel is an old hotel tucked away in an exclusive part of London. Discuss Bertram's Hotel. When was the hotel built? Who owns it? What type of clientele patronizes Bertram's? How did the hotel get its generations-old reputation? How was the hotel used in at least one crime?

Essay Topic 3

Examine Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series. How many books are there? Write a character profile of Jane Marple. Discuss how the character has progressed and evolved throughout the series. Where might Miss Marple go next? How might Miss Marple's adventures change in future books? Has Miss Marple ever failed to solve a case? Has Miss Marple ever worked with other detectives such as Hercule Poirot? Explain.

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