Cards on the Table Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Poirot have a meeting with Maj. Despard?

2. What does Poirot compliment Mrs. Lorrimer with?

3. Who is assigned to go visit the widow of Maj. Despard's former employer?

4. What does Mrs. Lorrimer confess to picking up while playing dummy?

5. Who apparently killed Mr. Craddock?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Both Hercule Poirot and Superintendent Battle are important characters.

Part 1) Compare Poirot to the Superintendent Battle. How are these two characters similar and how are they different?

Part 2) What psychological purpose or insight does Poirot offer? Elaborate on this.

Part 3) Poirot offers to examine the past of the murder suspects. What is implied in this decision, and how does it reveal that the murder motive is connected to the past of the murderer and not the present circumstances alone?

Essay Topic 2

Cards on the Table is a detective mystery story. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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