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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What do they discover about Shaitana's set up for the evening?
(a) He was figuring out a way to eliminate his victims.
(b) He was trying to engage Poirot in a heated debate.
(c) He was determined to set up his own death.
(d) He was putting up his collection of murderers on display.

3. How is Despard's interview different from that of other suspects?
(a) Quick and efficient.
(b) Confusing and wishy-washy.
(c) Long and laborious.
(d) Contentious and difficult.

4. What does Poirot think about Miss Meredith's playing?
(a) Brilliant.
(b) Cautious.
(c) Wishy-washy.
(d) Over-bids.

5. Who is the mystery writer in Chapter 8?
(a) Mr. Battle.
(b) Mrs. Oliver.
(c) Mr. Poirot.
(d) Mr. Shaitana.

6. Who does Mrs. Lorrimer think is a show-off?
(a) Shaitana.
(b) Oliver.
(c) Poirot.
(d) Battle.

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

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

9. Who is Dr. Roberts' secretary?
(a) Miss Burgess.
(b) Miss Meredith.
(c) Mr. Craddock.
(d) Mrs. Oliver.

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. Where did Miss Meredith meet Shaitana?
(a) Switzerland.
(b) England.
(c) Scotland.
(d) South Africa.

15. How does Dr. Roberts rate himself as a card player?
(a) First-rate.
(b) Over-bids.
(c) Safe.
(d) Sound.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Shaitana call a woman's weapon?

2. Who visits Dr. Roberts in Chapter 9?

3. Who are the four suspects?

4. What do the four sleuths decide they must appear to be investigating, by the end of Chapter 8?

5. How can vital clues be found from suspects, according to Poirot?

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