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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. When the four sleuths enter the other room to say goodnight, what do they see?
(a) Mrs. Lorrimer sewing.
(b) Shaitana fighting with Major Despard.
(c) Miss Meredith snoring.
(d) The bridge game in progress.

4. What did the doctor notice about Miss Meredith's hands while playing bridge?
(a) They are fat and chubby.
(b) They are long and tapered.
(c) They have knots from arthritis.
(d) They shook.

5. Who does Mrs. Oliver immediately think is the murderer in Chapter 4?
(a) Dr. Roberts.
(b) Miss Meredith.
(c) Major Despard.
(d) Mrs. Lorrimer.

6. What emotion did Shaitana invoke in Miss Meredith when he first met her?
(a) Desire.
(b) Loathing.
(c) Fear.
(d) Envy.

7. How does Shaitana respond to Poirot's opinion of his plan?
(a) He gets excited about it.
(b) He dismisses it.
(c) He agrees with it.
(d) He gets angry about it.

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

9. What kind of relationship does Anne have with her employer?
(a) They are cold.
(b) They are enemies.
(c) They are friends.
(d) They are strained.

10. What is different about the reference that Poirot makes compared to the conversation he is having with Mrs. Lorrimer?
(a) It can only be understood by a murderer.
(b) It has not been revealed.
(c) It is so subtle that it escapes detection.
(d) It requires a lot of knowledge.

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

12. What does Shaitana say that doctors have?
(a) Plenty of money.
(b) Special opportunities.
(c) Good luck.
(d) Plenty of resources.

13. How does Poirot intend on getting a psychological profile on murder suspects?
(a) By calling them up unexpectedly and asking them rapid questions.
(b) By placing temptations in front of them and watching their responses.
(c) By evaluating how they kept score and how they remember the game.
(d) By putting them in the same scenarios unknowingly.

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

15. How long does it take after the body of the murdered victim in Chapter 3 is removed for the sleuths to begin investigating?
(a) Thirty minutes.
(b) An hour.
(c) Five hours.
(d) Ten minutes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of a house does Mrs. Lorrimer inhabit?

2. What is Poirot making an indirect reference to by mentioning Mrs. Lorrimer's memory?

3. When asked who he suspects, who does Dr. Roberts think is the murderer?

4. Who visits Dr. Roberts in Chapter 9?

5. When Mrs. Lorrimer tells M. Poirot that she has no obligation to speak to him about Shaitana's murder, what does he say or do?

(see the answer keys)

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