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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did Mrs. Lorrimer meet Shaitana?
2. What effect do Poirot's manners have on Mrs. Lorrimer?
3. Who does Mrs. Lorrimer talk to about wood fires during the night of the murder?
4. What does Shaitana invite Poirot to attend?
5. Who seems to have a lively and adventurous spirit and likes to talk to Colonel Race?
Short Essay Questions
1. What has Race discovered about Major Despard's past?
2. How is O'Connor able to elicit information from the parlor maid?
3. What does Dr. Roberts say in response to Battle's questions about Shaitana and the other guests?
4. What is unusual about Poirot's method of investigation?
5. What does the presence of four sleuths present to the murderer?
6. What does Major Despard say in response to Poirot's questions about Shaitana and the other guests?
7. What does Dr. Roberts do or say that makes him appear innocent to Battle?
8. What is the trap that Poirot leaves for Anne?
9. How does Poirot intend on unmasking the murderer?
10. How does the reader's perception of Anne change in Chapters 17 and 18?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the role of women in England in the mid-twentieth century when the women in the book are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have?
Essay Topic 2
Create a brief character study of Shaitana. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him at this point in his life?
Essay Topic 3
Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.
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