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. Raymond admits that his secret is what?

2. What does Poirot ask Caroline to find out about Ralph's shoes?

3. Who does not go to Liverpool to see Charles Kent?

4. Poirot says that which person could not be the killer because they had no motive to make the phone call.

5. When they visit Flora, they find her with whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What is the story of Ursula and Ralph?

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

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

10. In Chapter Nineteen, when Poirot and the others visit Flora, what does she confess?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of the following characters and describe how they influenced the story:

1. Blunt

2. Raymond

3. Mrs. Cecil Ackroyd

Essay Topic 2

Describe the scene of Mr. Ackroyd's murder. How was it originally discovered? What did Poirot observe when he saw the murder scene? What evidence was discovered by the police at the scene? What observations were made about the scene as the book progressed?

Essay Topic 3

Explain how the murders of Mr. Ferrars and Mr. Ackroyd and the suicide of Mrs. Ferrars were connected to each other. Also, explain when and how Poirot figured out they were connected. Did you reach the same conclusions because of the same key factors or not?

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