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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Dr. Roberts respond to questions about his personal life and practice?
(a) Affably.
(b) Secretively.
(c) Angrily.
(d) Fearfully.

3. Where does Shaitana go and sit after everyone is paired up?
(a) By the black box.
(b) By the bridge table.
(c) By the bar.
(d) By the fire.

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

5. How does the second interview go?
(a) Ends abruptly.
(b) More quickly than the first.
(c) It is delayed.
(d) More slowly than the first.

6. What does Shaitana call a woman's weapon?
(a) Modesty.
(b) Poison.
(c) Sarcasm.
(d) Beauty.

7. 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.

8. Who does Miss Meredith indirectly point the finger at as a possible murderer?
(a) Lorrimer.
(b) Dr. Roberts.
(c) Race.
(d) Despard.

9. Who seems to have a lively and adventurous spirit and likes to talk to Colonel Race?
(a) Anne Meredith.
(b) Major Despard.
(c) Dr. Roberts.
(d) Mrs. Lorrimer.

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

11. Who does Dr. Roberts admit to knowing prior to attending Shaitana's event?
(a) Mrs. Lorrimer.
(b) Battle.
(c) Poirot.
(d) Miss Meredith.

12. How does the author leave the reader feeling about Poirot and criminals by the end of Chapter 1?
(a) Poirot is a criminal himself.
(b) Poirot loves criminals.
(c) Poirot is afraid of criminals.
(d) Poirot cannot catch criminals.

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

14. Who is Mrs. Lorrimer partnered with?
(a) Miss Meredith.
(b) Major Despard.
(c) Hercule Poirot.
(d) Colonel Race.

15. What does Shaitana say is his preferred method of murder?
(a) Poison.
(b) Strangling.
(c) Shooting accident.
(d) Drowning.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Lorrimer think overbids as a player?

2. What does Poirot think about Mrs. Lorrimer's playing?

3. What comparison does Poirot make with Mrs. Lorrimer's memory?

4. What do each of the four sleuths reveal a preference for in Chapter 8?

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

(see the answer keys)

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