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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. What comparison does Poirot make with Mrs. Lorrimer's memory?
(a) To the propensity for lying.
(b) To the accuracy of her judgment.
(c) To the vividness of her previous memories.
(d) To the perfection of her game.

2. Where did Mrs. Lorrimer meet Shaitana?
(a) In Johannesburg.
(b) In London.
(c) In Edinburgh.
(d) In Egypt.

3. Who tells Mrs. Oliver that in real life they must approach the process differently instead of going on instinct?
(a) Superintendent Battle.
(b) Mrs. Lorrimer.
(c) Miss Meredith.
(d) Dr. Roberts.

4. What does Poirot say about Shaitana's plan?
(a) It is expensive.
(b) It is dangerous.
(c) It is exciting.
(d) It is stupid.

5. What does Shaitana claim to collect?
(a) Knives.
(b) Gold coins.
(c) Murderers.
(d) Prostitutes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the mystery writer prone to do with facts?

2. What does Shaitana discuss with his dinner guests about sleeping sickness?

3. Who does Despard think is a good player?

4. Who does Lorrimer think overbids as a player?

5. How does Poirot think Shaitana sealed his fate?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Dr. Roberts say in response to Battle's questions about Shaitana and the other guests?

2. How does Poirot outwit the doctor and get more information out of Dr. Roberts than he wants to give?

3. What does Anne do in her last act of revenge?

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

5. How is O'Connor able to elicit information from the parlor maid?

6. What does Dr. Roberts do or say that makes him appear innocent to Battle?

7. How does Dr. Roberts respond to Battle's questioning?

8. What has Race discovered about Major Despard's past?

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

10. What diversionary tactic does Christie employ in describing Poirot that might mislead the reader initially?

(see the answer keys)

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