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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 is the first sleuth to visit Anne and her employer?
(a) Mrs. Oliver.
(b) Maj. Despard.
(c) Col. Race.
(d) Superintendent Battle.

2. Who is described as a "man-hungry" female, according to Dr. Roberts' secretary?
(a) Miss Burgess.
(b) Mrs. Craddock.
(c) Miss Graves.
(d) Mrs. Oliver.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is solicitous and gentle when questioning Miss Meredith?

2. Who is seated by the fire?

3. What does Shaitana say that doctors have?

4. What does Poirot express concern over?

5. Who is cheerful and ebullient in nature, and seems an unlikely murder suspect?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Miss Burgess reveal about the doctor that is scandalous?

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

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

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

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

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

7. Describe Hercule Poirot.

8. What are Poirot's deductions about the four possible murder suspects by Chapters 24 and 25?

9. Describe Mrs. Lorrimer.

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

(see the answer keys)

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