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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who turns out to be dead by the end of Chapter 3?
(a) Mrs. Lorrimer.
(b) Major Despard.
(c) Miss Meredith.
(d) Shaitana.

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

4. Who is seated by the fire?
(a) Mrs. Lorrimer.
(b) Major Despard.
(c) Miss Meredith.
(d) Shaitana.

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

6. Who approaches Shaitana to say goodbye?
(a) Race and Poirot.
(b) Miss Meredith and Mrs. Lorrimer.
(c) Major Despard and Miss Oliver.
(d) Superintendent Battle and Mrs. Lorrimer.

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

8. What does Shaitana ridicule about Poirot?
(a) His profession.
(b) His short stature.
(c) His bald head.
(d) His mustache.

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

10. Where does Poirot meet Shaitana?
(a) A bar.
(b) A snuff box exhibition.
(c) A restaurant.
(d) An opera show.

11. 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?
(a) He refuses and gets very angry.
(b) He gracefully accepts and leaves.
(c) He begs and does not give up.
(d) He argues and demands an explanation.

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

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

14. What is the mystery writer prone to do with facts?
(a) Confuse them.
(b) Mix them with fiction.
(c) Elaborate on them.
(d) Forget them.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What objects does Mrs. Lorrimer describe to Poirot?

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

3. Who is described as a "man-hungry" female, according to Dr. Roberts' secretary?

4. What kind of manners does Poirot reveal to Mrs. Lorrimer?

5. How many times does Lorrimer talk to Shaitana during the night of the murder?

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