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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the men do during the bridge game that is different from the women?
(a) Belch and fart.
(b) Steal and fight.
(c) Smoke and laugh a lot.
(d) Poke the fire and get drinks.

2. What does Poirot think about Mrs. Lorrimer's playing?
(a) Fast.
(b) Brilliant.
(c) Cautious.
(d) Wishy-washy.

3. What does Poirot ask Mrs. Lorrimer to tell him about the night of the murder?
(a) The cards that she gave to Miss Meredith.
(b) Furnishings in the room.
(c) Conversation that she had with Col. Race.
(d) How she is feeling that night.

4. Where do the four sleuths arrive in Chapter 2?
(a) Shaitana's warehouse.
(b) Shaitana's apartment.
(c) Shaitana's theater hall.
(d) Shaitana's restaurant.

5. To whom is Anne a companion?
(a) Miss Burgess.
(b) Mrs. Oliver.
(c) Mrs. Lorrimer.
(d) Rhoda Dawes.

6. What objects does Mrs. Lorrimer describe to Poirot?
(a) Tables and chairs.
(b) Flowers and Oriental pictures.
(c) Rugs and couches.
(d) Paintings and vases.

7. Who tells Mrs. Oliver that in real life they must approach the process differently instead of going on instinct?
(a) Miss Meredith.
(b) Mrs. Lorrimer.
(c) Dr. Roberts.
(d) Superintendent Battle.

8. Who appears to be very shy and retiring in Chapter 2?
(a) Anne Meredith.
(b) Major Despard.
(c) Dr. Roberts.
(d) Colonel Race.

9. Who does Poirot question in the same style as he did with Mrs. Lorrimer?
(a) Miss Meredith.
(b) Col. Race.
(c) Dr. Roberts.
(d) Maj. Depard.

10. What comparison does Poirot make with Mrs. Lorrimer's memory?
(a) To the perfection of her game.
(b) To the vividness of her previous memories.
(c) To the propensity for lying.
(d) To the accuracy of her judgment.

11. What does Lorrimer do when she sees the stiletto?
(a) Screams in delight.
(b) Becomes fearful.
(c) Views dispassionately.
(d) Cries passionately.

12. Who thought she was poisoned by her family, according to Dr. Roberts' secretary?
(a) Miss Meredith.
(b) Miss Burgess.
(c) Miss Graves.
(d) Mrs. Oliver.

13. What surprising knowledge does the doctor have about the bridge game that only he possesses?
(a) All the things people said.
(b) All the cards everyone held.
(c) All the objects in the room.
(d) All the food everyone ate.

14. Where was Miss Meredith born?
(a) England.
(b) India.
(c) Scotland.
(d) Ireland.

15. Based on Mr. Shaitana's comments at dinner, what does Poirot think the murderer's motivation was?
(a) Driven by lust.
(b) Long-sought revenge.
(c) Spur of the moment.
(d) Accidental.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who turns out to be dead by the end of Chapter 3?

2. Who does Shaitana cleverly arrange at the table?

3. How does the author leave the reader feeling about Poirot and criminals by the end of Chapter 1?

4. What is Mrs. Lorrimer able to describe in minute detail to Poirot?

5. Who cannot prohibit the mystery writer from investigating the crime?

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