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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Where does Shaitana lead his guests after dinner?
(a) Upstairs.
(b) Underground.
(c) Drawing room.
(d) Outside.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do they discover about Shaitana's set up for the evening?

2. Who is Dr. Roberts' secretary?

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

4. What does Poirot think about Miss Meredith's playing?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the trap that Poirot leaves for Anne?

2. What about Mrs. Lorrimer's personality prevents her from being the murderer?

3. How does Mrs. Lorrimer remain in character as Poirot expects?

4. How does Meredith seem to implicate Mrs. Lorrimer as the murderer?

5. What seems inconsistent to Poirot with Mrs. Lorrimer's apparent suicide?

6. Why does Poirot ask suspects about their bridge game?

7. Describe Major Despard.

8. What does the presence of four sleuths present to Poirot?

9. What are Mrs. Oliver's conclusions and how do the other sleuths respond, if at all?

10. What does Mrs. Lorrimer say about the behavior of men versus women that night at Shaitana's party?

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