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 says that he wishes his old friend were around to do what?

2. How does James identify Kent?

3. Why does Poirot think the chair was pulled out?

4. In the start of Chapter Fourteen, the narrator tells the reader that after Monday night Poirot and whom went their separate ways?

5. Where did Ralph go into hiding?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What admissions does Parker make, in Chapter Seventeen?

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

8. In Chapter Twenty-six, what does Poirot tell James is the only reason he never considered James as a suspect?

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

10. In Chapter Twenty-one, what does Poirot ask James to do, regarding people at Fernly Park?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Compare and contrast Poirot with Inspector Raglan. How are their investigative techniques similar and how are they different? Use examples from the story.

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