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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. Mrs. Ackroyd says that Ursula once caught her doing what?
3. James gives Poirot what?
4. Why does Poirot think Charles Kent went to Fernly Park the day of the murder?
5. Poirot theorizes that Blunt did not hear Mr. Ackroyd at 9:30 the night he died because it was actually what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What suggestions do James and Caroline make about Flora's love life, in Chapter Sixteen?
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. What admissions does Parker make, in Chapter Seventeen?
4. At the meeting, how do Flora and Mrs. Ackroyd react to Poirot's announcement that Ursula and Ralph are married?
5. Why do the police call, near the end of Chapter Seventeen?
6. What does Poirot say about the moved chair, in Chapter Twenty-five?
7. In Chapter Twenty-one, what does Poirot ask James to do, regarding people at Fernly Park?
8. In Chapter Twenty-four, Poirot unexpectedly produces Ralph at the meeting, saying what about Ralph's whereabouts during the time he was missing?
9. What favor did Poirot ask of Inspector Raglan, in order to help solve the case?
10. In Chapter Twenty-four, Poirot's maid walks in with what object and what significance does it have?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose any one of the following people's stories and explain it fully. What was that person hiding?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the meeting at Poirot's house, at which he suddenly produced Ralph. Why had Ralph been hiding out and how did he manage to elude the police. What else was revealed at the meeting?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Caroline. How is her character important to the story? Describe the difference between James' thoughts about her constant gossip and Poirot's thoughts on the subject.
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