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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 does Superintendent Battle ask Poirot after the second interview?
(a) Why he does not get a search warrant.
(b) Why he does not take their fingerprints.
(c) Why he asks people about the bridge game.
(d) Why he does not lock them up.

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

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

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

5. What does Shaitana discuss with his dinner guests about sleeping sickness?
(a) Epidemic.
(b) His own suffering.
(c) Treatments.
(d) Fears.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Dr. Roberts admit to knowing prior to attending Shaitana's event?

2. What does the sleuth find in Dr. Roberts' files?

3. Who does Shaitana say he will invite to his event?

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. How does the second interview go?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Battle suspicious of Anne?

2. What does Major Despard say in response to Poirot's questions about Shaitana and the other guests?

3. Describe Mrs. Lorrimer.

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

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

6. What does Major Despard's story of the incident in the Amazon reveal about himself?

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

8. How do the four sleuths vary in their investigative styles?

9. Why did Mrs. Lorrimer protect Miss Meredith? Explain with details from the text.

10. Describe Miss Meredith.

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