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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. Ralph wants to avoid making Mr. Ackroyd angry for what reason?
(a) He might be kicked out of the house.
(b) He might be cut out of the will.
(c) He is afraid Mr. Ackroyd will kill him.
(d) He doesn't want Mr. Ackroyd to get sick from stress.

2. Who does Mr. Ackroyd invite to dinner?
(a) Miss Russell
(b) James
(c) Mrs. Cecil Ackroyd
(d) Caroline

3. Where does Mr. Poirot tell James he knew Mr. Ackroyd from?
(a) Paris
(b) Rome
(c) London
(d) New York

4. What is Fernly Park?
(a) A park
(b) A museum
(c) A stadium
(d) A house

5. Who has become close friends with Mrs. Ferrars?
(a) Robert Avery
(b) Ralph Applewood
(c) Roger Ackroyd
(d) Rodney Appleton

Short Answer Questions

1. Who arrives during Poirot's questioning about the stranger?

2. According to Poirot, everyone is doing what?

3. Caroline feels terribly suspicious about Miss Russell for what reason that James dismisses?

4. Blunt notices something glimmering where?

5. Who finds a gold ring?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the relationship, in Chapter One, between Dr. James Sheppard and his sister, Caroline.

2. In Chapter Eight, why is James told that an inquiry at the train station may be unsuccessful?

3. Why does Caroline think Miss Russell may be the killer, but James disagrees?

4. What does Caroline tell Poirot, in Chapter Eleven, that upsets James and why?

5. Describe what Mr. Ackroyd confides to James, in Chapter Four.

6. Whose fingerprints does Poirot tell the inspector that he forgot to check against the prints on the murder weapon?

7. Describe James and Caroline's new neighbor, Mr. Poirot, using information from Chapter Three.

8. All evidence is beginning to point to Ralph as the possible blackmailer, including what?

9. What important clue is found by Poirot in the pond, and what initial was inscribed on it?

10. Describe the discussion between James and Officer Davis, in Chapter Six.

(see the answer keys)

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