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 Milinoswki's first name?

2. What is the royal title of Martinelli?

3. The first guest interviewed is a man with which physical affliction?

4. What is the title of Father's boss?

5. Which of the characters wakes up in a strange room?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Elvira's answer when Father asks about a possible relationship with Malinowski?

2. Does Father get any help from the interviews with Luscombe and his cousin?

3. What is the topic of conversation between Father and his boss at Scotland Yard?

4. What seems to be odd about the information received from the employees at Bertram's?

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

6. What does Humfries know that the others do not? What warning is given to Miss Gorringe?

7. How does Elvira react when Father asks her about previous murder attempts? Discuss at least one of the attempts on Elvira's life.

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

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

10. What prevented the couple from calling the police? Who did they call instead?

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

There is a love triangle between Elvira, Lady Sedgwick, and Malinowski. Discuss the nature of the love triangle. Who is the most involved in the relationship? Who has the strongest relationship? Is anyone being bamboozled? How does Malinowski feel about each woman? How do you think the story might have ended had Lady Sedgwick lived? Do you think Malinowski will still try to marry Elvira?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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