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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Lorrimer think overbids as a player?
(a) Ariadne Oliver.
(b) Major Despard.
(c) Dr. Roberts.
(d) Miss Meredith.

2. Who cannot prohibit the mystery writer from investigating the crime?
(a) Mr. Battle.
(b) Mr. Shaitana.
(c) Mr. Poirot.
(d) Mrs. Oliver.

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

4. Who does Shaitana say he will invite to his event?
(a) Thieves and brothel owners.
(b) Murderers and detectives.
(c) Singers and dancers.
(d) Prostitutes and hoodlums.

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

6. Who does Despard think is a good player?
(a) Mrs. Lorrimer.
(b) Col. Race.
(c) Dr. Roberts.
(d) Miss Meredith.

7. By Chapter 8, how many people has the murderer killed, according to the sleuths?
(a) 5.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 1.

8. What are the different methods of murder, according to Shaitana?
(a) Strangling, drowning, accidental, and shooting.
(b) Doctor's opportunities, mere household accidents, strangling, and shooting.
(c) Poison, a shooting accident, a doctor's opportunities, and a mere household accident.
(d) Fire, drowning, strangling, and doctor's opportunities.

9. Why did Shaitana invite the four suspects?
(a) He thought they had all committed a murder in their past.
(b) He was hoping to see Poirot at work.
(c) He wanted to fool them into making a mistake.
(d) He was trying to scare them into confession.

10. Who visits Dr. Roberts in Chapter 9?
(a) Maj. Depard and Mrs. Lorrimer.
(b) Superintendent Battle and Hercule Poirot.
(c) Shaitana and Poirot.
(d) Mrs. Oliver and Col. Race.

11. Who are the four suspects?
(a) Hercule Poirot, Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, Superintendent Battle, and Colonel Race.
(b) Hercule Poirot, Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, Mrs. Lorrimer, and Major Despard.
(c) Major Despard, Mr. Shaitana, Anne Meredith, and Dr. Roberts.
(d) Dr. Roberts, Major Despard, Mrs. Lorrimer, and Anne Meredith.

12. Who is described as a "man-hungry" female, according to Dr. Roberts' secretary?
(a) Mrs. Craddock.
(b) Mrs. Oliver.
(c) Miss Graves.
(d) Miss Burgess.

13. When asked who he suspects, who does Dr. Roberts think is the murderer?
(a) Race.
(b) Meredith.
(c) Despard.
(d) Poirot.

14. What do the four sleuths decide they must appear to be investigating, by the end of Chapter 8?
(a) Motive for the death of a patient.
(b) Psychological motives for all suspects.
(c) Shaitana's murder.
(d) Crime scene investigations approved by the police.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who is the mystery writer in Chapter 8?

4. How long does it take after the body of the murdered victim in Chapter 3 is removed for the sleuths to begin investigating?

5. To whom is Anne a companion?

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