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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. When they visit Flora, they find her with whom?
(a) Raymond
(b) Blunt
(c) Parker
(d) Her mother

2. Inspector Raglan tells James what about Kent?
(a) He confessed.
(b) His alibi checks out.
(c) His alibi does not check out.
(d) He escaped.

3. Poirot thinks that the killer used the chair to conceal what item on the table?
(a) A wine glass
(b) The will
(c) A letter
(d) A dictaphone

4. How does James identify Kent?
(a) His fingerprints
(b) His voice
(c) His face
(d) His footprints

5. Poirot suggests that, rather than be arrested, James does what?
(a) Overdose on sleeping pills
(b) Leave town
(c) Hide in Poirot's attic
(d) Hide at the inn

Short Answer Questions

1. Ralph wanted to conceal his marriage to Ursula until he could do what?

2. Whom does Poirot tell James he asked for a favor to help solve the case?

3. How did Ursula and Ralph meet?

4. Who do the police say is a drug user?

5. Half an hour before Mr. Ackroyd's death, Ursula met whom in the summer house?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter Fourteen, who finally tells his/her story of the secret they've been hiding and what is it?

2. Why do the police call, near the end of Chapter Seventeen?

3. What does Poirot ask Caroline to do, in Chapter Fourteen, and what is the result?

4. What is learned about Charles Kent, the stranger James met, in Chapter Eighteen, that would make him seem like a suspect?

5. Who do James and Caroline invite over, in Chapter Sixteen, and why?

6. What idea does Poirot have about why Charles Kent went to Fernly Park the night of the murder?

7. In Chapter Twenty-four, Poirot's maid walks in with what object and what significance does it have?

8. In Chapter Twenty-three, Poirot insinuates that nobody was actually in the room when Mr. Ackroyd died. How does he account for the conversation that was heard?

9. Poirot makes it known that he thinks James is guilty and offers James what way out?

10. In Chapter Twenty-four, Poirot unexpectedly produces Ralph at the meeting, saying what about Ralph's whereabouts during the time he was missing?

(see the answer keys)

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