The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Who is frustrating Inspector Raglan, as Chapter Twenty opens?

2. Everyone enjoys guessing the meaning of what?

3. Poirot reminisces about his old friend, whose name is?

4. The next morning, what happens?

5. Caroline sends James to give what to Poirot?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Raymond reveal to James and Poirot, in Chapter Fifteen?

2. 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?

3. In Chapter Twenty, Poirot and James go to see Miss Russell because Poirot wants to confront her about what?

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

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

6. What is the story of Ursula and Ralph?

7. In Chapter Twenty-five, what does Poirot say was the purpose of the phone call?

8. At the meeting, how do Flora and Mrs. Ackroyd react to Poirot's announcement that Ursula and Ralph are married?

9. What favor did Poirot ask of Inspector Raglan, in order to help solve the case?

10. In Chapter Nineteen, explain why Poirot suggests to the Inspector that he hold Charles Kent longer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the biggest suspects in the case was Parker. Explain why you did or did not think Parker was the guilty party. For instance, did you think Parker had made the phone call or moved the chair? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Explain how Miss Russell's interest in drugs was tied to Charles Kent and how they became alibis for each other. What led Poirot to make the connection?

Essay Topic 3

At what point in time does Poirot seem to suspect that Ralph and Ursula may have secretly married? Did you reach the same conclusion at the same time? Explain why or why not.

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