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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In chapter 21, for what reason does Poirot suggest no one heard the gunshot that took Linnet's life?
(a) It was muffled by the fur stole.
(b) It was such a small sound, no one could distinguish it over normal sounds.
(c) No one but Pennington was close enough and capable of hearing it.
(d) It was too small a sound to be heard.
2. In chapter 31, what does Poirot say about Cornelia when Ferguson calls her mad for marrying Dr. Bessner?
(a) She has an original mind.
(b) She is madly in love.
(c) She is very intelligent.
(d) She is truly mad.
3. In chapter 27, of whose murder does Poirot openly accuse Tim Allerton?
(a) Mrs. Otterbourne.
(c) Simon Doyle.
(d) The maid.
4. In chapter 17, who claims that he heard a sound like a champagne cork popping, the possible sound of Jackie's shot in the salon?
(a) Mr. Richetti.
(b) Mr. Fanthrop.
(c) Mr. Ferguson.
(d) Mr. Allerton.
5. In chapter 23, why does Poirot believe Linnet's maid has been murdered?
(a) She was killed because she stole from one of the passengers.
(b) She was the killer and committed suicide out of guilt.
(c) She was blackmailing the killer.
(d) She was killed by a jealous lover.
6. In chapter 26, why does Pennington say he had not motive to kill Linnet?
(a) He loses a good friend with her death.
(b) He gets nothing from her estate.
(c) He loses a client with her death.
(d) Nothing changes for him as he will continue to manage her money for Simon Doyle.
7. In chapter 22, what does Poirot find unusual about Mr. Tim Allerton's belongings?
(a) He posseses a large rosary.
(b) He has no books.
(c) He posseses a great many magazines.
(d) He has no correspondence at all.
8. In chapter 26, why does Pennington say it would have been better if Simon Doyle were in charge of Linnet Doyle's finances?
(a) He would be easier to fool with devious business deals.
(b) He has a better head for business.
(c) He does not insist on reading every document he signs.
(d) Pennington simply prefers working with a man.
9. For what reason does Mrs. Otterbourne suggest Miss Bowers might be Linnet's killer in chapter 17?
(a) She is clearly in love with Simon Doyle.
(b) She is sexually repressed.
(c) She is clearly envious of Linnet's money.
(d) She is socially repressed.
10. In chapter 27, for what reason does Poirot give that Pennington could not have committed Linnet's murder?
(a) He is not smart enough.
(b) He is not courageous enough.
(c) He is not brave enough.
(d) He is not audacious enough.
11. In chapter 29, who does Poirot suggest killed Linnet Doyle?
(a) Cornelia Robson.
(b) Mr. Pennington.
(c) Jackie de Bellefort.
(d) Simon Doyle.
12. In chapter 18, does Mr. Pennington know who might have a grudge against Linnet on the ship?
(a) Yes, Mr. Ferguson.
(c) No, but he knows Windlesham is still angry with her.
(d) Yes, Mr. Fanthrop.
13. To whom in chapter 19 does Poirot comment on the vision of the moon after the sun has disappeared, a thought both Simon Doyle and Jackie de Bellefort have previously expressed to him?
(a) Dr. Bessner.
(b) Colonel Race.
(c) Simon Doyle.
(d) Cornelia Robson.
14. In chapter 22, what type of handkerchiefs do Race and Poirot find in Richetti's cabin?
(a) White satin.
(b) Colored silk.
(c) Cheap cotton.
(d) Cheap linen.
15. In chapter 18, how many of the passengers are Poirot and Race able to rule out in the murder of Linnet Doyle?
Short Answer Questions
1. In chapter 25, who does Poirot claim Mr. Ferguson really is?
2. In chapter 28, what does Cornelia say when she learns that Mr. Ferguson is really a high born man?
3. In chapter 21, why do Poirot and Race decide to search the boat even though the pearls have been discovered?
4. In chapter 31, who shoots Simon Doyle a second time?
5. In chapter 24, who bursts into Dr. Bessner's cabin and claims to know who the killer is?
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