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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. In chapter 23, what does Poirot openly accuse Rosalie Otterbourne of lying about?
(a) Of knowing where the pistol spotted in her bag is.
(b) Of seeing who killed the maid.
(c) Of knowing who owns the knife that killed the maid.
(d) Of seeing someone in Linnet's cabin the night of her murder.

2. 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. Allerton.
(d) Mr. Ferguson.

3. In chapter 28, for what reason does Poirot give Race for why he has not admitted that he already knows who the real killer is?
(a) He wants to be sure he is correct.
(b) He enjoys prolonging the investigation.
(c) He is trying to tie up loose ends.
(d) He is teasing Race.

4. In chapter 21, who are Race and Poirot told took the pearls from Linnet Doyle's room?
(a) Mr. Tim Allerton.
(b) Cornelia Robson.
(c) Miss van Schuyler.
(d) Mrs. Otterbourne.

5. In chapter 20, who does Mrs. Allerton suggest would accuse a friend of the family, Mrs. Portarlington, to have replaced the diamonds in an expensive necklace with fakes?
(a) Joanna Southwood.
(b) Mr. Ferguson.
(c) Linnet Doyle.
(d) Tim Allerton.

Short Answer Questions

1. In chapter 18, what reason does Rosalie give Poirot for lying about her presence on the deck the night before?

2. In chapter 18, does Mr. Pennington know who might have a grudge against Linnet on the ship?

3. 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?

4. In chapter 30, why does Jackie say it is good that she has been caught?

5. In chapter 26, why does Pennington say it would have been better if Simon Doyle were in charge of Linnet Doyle's finances?

Short Essay Questions

1. In chapter 29, who does Poirot finally accuse of being Linnet, the maid, and Mrs. Otterbourne's killers?

2. In chapter 24, why is Mrs. Otterbourne killed?

3. In chapter 24, Poirot and Race confront Mr. Pennington about his illegal dealings with Linnet Doyle's business interests. What does Mr. Pennington say in his own defense?

4. In chapter 21, what does Poirot discover about the pearls?

5. In chapter 24, which passengers are immediate suspects in the death of Mrs. Otterbourne? Why?

6. In chapter 30, how does Jackie respond when Poirot confronts her with the truth?

7. In chapter 28, who does Race realize is the agitator he has been searching for? How does he learn this?

8. In chapter 30, how does Jackie claim that Simon Doyle felt about Linnet from the moment they met?

9. In chapter 27, why does Poirot decide to allow Tim Allerton to go free even though he has essentially confessed to a crime?

10. In chapter 31, what happens when Jackie and Simon are escorted off of the cruise ship to be turned over to police custody?

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