Poirot Investigates 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. Where does Poirot go after he and Hastings leave the Grand Metropolitan?

2. Who has become suspicious of the deaths and has hired Poirot to investigate the case?

3. Hastings thinks that one man committed suicide for what reason?

4. What was the name of the military officer that was accompanying the Prime Minister at the time of the kidnapping?

5. Who was found bound at the scene of the kidnapping?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Poirot's theory on how the crime occurred? Who was responsible?

2. What information does Poirot learn about Daniels? Which family members are included in the information?

3. What happens to cause the woman a great deal of emotional distress?

4. What happens in the opening scene of the story? Who visits Poirot?

5. What was Poirot's conclusion about the theft and who committed the crime?

6. The two men ask Poirot to help find the Prime Minister who has been kidnapped. Where was the Prime Minister going when the kidnapping occurred? What was the original travel plan?

7. What actually happened to the Prime Minister? Who was responsible?

8. What is the crux of the case Poirot takes on in "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb?"

9. What is one of the first thoughts that crosses Poirot's mind while observing the hotel guests?

10. Captain Daniels had been found by the police. Where was Daniels and in what condition was the Captain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan" police must conduct a crime scene investigation at the site of the theft of Mrs. Opalsen's necklace. Describe in detail how the investigation was carried out and how the police missed an important item. Compare and contrast the methods used in the story to modern day crime scene investigation techniques. What are the biggest advancements? Are there cases in which the "old school" ways are better? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

The author often uses foreshadowing as a way to give the reader clues to the mystery. More obvious clues are given to the reader by Poirot. Examine the use of foreshadowing and why it is an important tool in writing, particularly when it concerns mysteries. Give examples and other ways in which foreshadowing might be used to help the reader solve the crime.

Essay Topic 3

Jewels are often used in mysteries as an item that is stolen. Explain why it is common for jewels to be the choice items for thieves. What types of jewels are most likely to be stolen and from whom? What jewels were stolen throughout "Poirot Investigates?" Were the jewels loose or were they set in some way? Which is the most common setting for loose jewels? How would a thief hide a jewel? How would one sell a stolen jewel? What is the most unusual jewel in the book? Why is it unusual?

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