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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 suggests what to the Inspector about Flora?
2. Caroline thinks that who might have secretly married Flora already?
3. James and Poirot discover that Mrs. Ferrars was blackmailed and discuss which of the following people as a suspect?
4. Everyone enjoys guessing the meaning of what?
5. Ursula insisted on telling whom about the marriage, after she heard the announcement of Ralph and Flora's engagement?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter Twenty-one, what does Poirot ask James to do, regarding people at Fernly Park?
2. What idea does Poirot have about why Charles Kent went to Fernly Park the night of the murder?
3. What is the story of Ursula and Ralph?
4. Who do James and Caroline invite over, in Chapter Sixteen, and why?
5. In Chapter Nineteen, explain why Poirot suggests to the Inspector that he hold Charles Kent longer?
6. What does Poirot say about the moved chair, in Chapter Twenty-five?
7. What favor did Poirot ask of Inspector Raglan, in order to help solve the case?
8. Why do the police call, near the end of Chapter Seventeen?
9. In Chapter Twenty, Poirot and James go to see Miss Russell because Poirot wants to confront her about what?
10. In Chapter Fourteen, who finally tells his/her story of the secret they've been hiding and what is it?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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