At Bertram's Hotel Test | Final 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 the royal title of Martinelli?

2. What adjective is used to describe Malinowski?

3. Who confesses to knowing about the trip to Ireland?

4. Where did that particular episode take place?

5. What is the purpose of Miss Marple's trip to Bertram's Hotel?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Miss Marple see while she is out at the park? What does she attempt to do? Is she successful?

2. Discuss the interview Father has with Elvira and Lady Sedgwick. Why did Elvira return to Bertram's Hotel?

3. What unusual item does Miss Marple spot outside the restaurant?

4. What activity does Miss Marple do next on her vacation? What spurs the choice?

5. Explain the scenario in which Pennyfather finally awakes. Where is he? Does anyone know what happened?

6. Discuss Davy's interview with Miss Marple. What information did she supply to Father?

7. How was Gorman allegedly shot? What was the man trying to do?

8. Discuss the interview Father has with Malinowski. How does Malinowski react to seeing the gun? What does Father learn about Malinowski's relationships to Elvira and Lady Sedgwick?

9. What story did Elvira tell Father that is denied by Bridget? What is your opinion on why Elvira may have lied?

10. How does Pennyfather respond to the questions asked by Davy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Miss Marple is a well known amateur detective. Examine Miss Marple's experience and credibility. Why do people listen to an amateur detective that is also an elderly woman? What is Miss Marple's reputation? What does Miss Marple get out of helping to solve cases? Is there a chance of accolades, awards or monetary compensation? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Agatha Christie is known as the grand dame of the British mystery world. Read a biography on Agatha Christie. Learn about her life, career as a writer, etc. Create a character description as if Christie was one of her own characters. How might Christie portray herself in a novel? Would she be a detective, villain, or victim? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Lady Selina Hazy is introduced early on in the narrative. Who is Lady Hazy? What is her purpose in the story? How does she know Miss Marple? What happens to Lady Hazy as the story progresses? How do you think Lady Hazy would view the outcome of the story?

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