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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Flora tell Parker when she sees him walking to Mr. Ackroyd's room with drinks?
2. Who is Mrs. Cecil Ackroyd?
3. What is the parlor maid's name?
4. What was the unusual stranger there for?
5. In Chapter Four, James goes to whose house, where he meets Miss Russell?
Short Essay Questions
1. Using the information in Chapter Two, describe the supposed relationship between Mr. Ackroyd and Mrs. Ferrars. Why were they close?
2. Whose fingerprints does Poirot tell the inspector that he forgot to check against the prints on the murder weapon?
3. In Chapter Eight, why is James told that an inquiry at the train station may be unsuccessful?
4. What remark does Mrs. Ackroyd make during the meeting, in Chapter Twelve, and what is Flora's response?
5. Describe the discussion between James and Officer Davis, in Chapter Six.
6. What did Mr. Ackroyd say to James, in Chapter Two, that James knew to be untrue and why did James know that?
7. Why is Mrs. Ackroyd disappointed and upset, in Chapter Ten, according to what she confides to James?
8. Describe the murder weapon. What was it, where did it come from, and where was it usually kept?
9. Why do James and Poirot disagree about the evidence against Ralph and whether or not Ralph is the killer?
10. What is the Intelligence Corps and what role does it play, in Chapter One?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In what ways is Ralph made to look guilty throughout the book in the eyes of most of the characters? Why is Poirot not convinced? Cite examples to support both opinions.
Essay Topic 2
Describe the scene of Mr. Ackroyd's murder. How was it originally discovered? What did Poirot observe when he saw the murder scene? What evidence was discovered by the police at the scene? What observations were made about the scene as the book progressed?
Essay Topic 3
Choose either of the following clues from the story and describe its significance to both throwing off the investigation at first and eventually cracking the case.
1. The phone call
2. The moved chair
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