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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is cheerful and ebullient in nature, and seems an unlikely murder suspect?
(a) Dr. Roberts.
(b) Colonel Race.
(c) Mrs. Ariadne Oliver.
(d) Major Despard.

2. Where did Mrs. Lorrimer meet Shaitana?
(a) In London.
(b) In Egypt.
(c) In Edinburgh.
(d) In Johannesburg.

3. What kind of manners does Poirot reveal to Mrs. Lorrimer?
(a) Curt.
(b) Old world.
(c) Lack of.
(d) Officious.

4. In the room where Mrs. Oliver is seated, whom is she partnered with?
(a) Miss Meredith.
(b) Major Despard.
(c) Hercule Poirot.
(d) Colonel Race.

5. Who is Superintendent Battle partnered with?
(a) Miss Meredith.
(b) Hercule Poirot.
(c) Major Despard.
(d) Colonel Race.

6. What does the doctor give to the sleuth while leaving on his rounds?
(a) His wallet.
(b) His keys.
(c) His lens.
(d) His tape recorder.

7. Who is Dr. Roberts paired with?
(a) Hercule Poirot.
(b) Major Despard.
(c) Miss Meredith.
(d) Colonel Race.

8. Who does the first sleuth tell that Anne and her employer are guilty of the murder?
(a) Maj. Despard.
(b) Dr. Roberts.
(c) Col. Race.
(d) Poirot.

9. What do each of the four sleuths reveal a preference for in Chapter 8?
(a) Crime scene notes.
(b) Interviewing suspects.
(c) Boudoir selections.
(d) Investigative techniques.

10. Who is solicitous and gentle when questioning Miss Meredith?
(a) Lorrimer.
(b) Poirot.
(c) Despard.
(d) Battle.

11. What is Poirot's theory for identifying the suspect?
(a) Deprive them of food and water.
(b) Interrogate them till dawn.
(c) Lock them up.
(d) Psychological study.

12. How do Shaitana's remarks affect some of his guests?
(a) Makes them comfortable.
(b) Makes them uncomfortable.
(c) Makes them giddy.
(d) Makes them sleepy.

13. What does Shaitana claim to collect?
(a) Murderers.
(b) Prostitutes.
(c) Knives.
(d) Gold coins.

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

15. How can vital clues be found from suspects, according to Poirot?
(a) Interrogating them till dawn.
(b) Torturing them.
(c) Wire-tapping their homes.
(d) Digging into their pasts.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the men do during the bridge game that is different from the women?

2. Where does Shaitana go and sit after everyone is paired up?

3. What is different about the reference that Poirot makes compared to the conversation he is having with Mrs. Lorrimer?

4. Who does Miss Meredith indirectly point the finger at as a possible murderer?

5. What do the four sleuths agree to do together to solve the murder?

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