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. Poirot has a newspaper announcement sent saying that Ralph was captured where?

2. What sort of accent does Charles Kent have?

3. Flora confesses to what part of the mystery?

4. Where did Ralph go into hiding?

5. Why has Kent really come to town, according to Miss Russell?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who do James and Poirot find crying in James' house, and what important thing does Poirot do at that point?

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

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

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

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

6. What is the story of Ursula and Ralph?

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

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

9. What suggestions do James and Caroline make about Flora's love life, in Chapter Sixteen?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Flora in detail. What are her motivations throughout the story? What are her feelings when Mr. Ackroyd is murdered? How does she feel about Ralph?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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