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. What item was returned to the drawer where the necklace was originally kept?

2. Where is the Metropolitan Music Hall located?

3. What was the cause of death for the most recent victim?

4. What is found in the dead man's right hand?

5. Which one of the following is not listed as being one of the items left on the table?

Short Essay Questions

1. What actions did Davenheim/Kellet take to keep the police and others from searching for him after the robbery?

2. Who approaches Poirot and Hastings while they are talking about peace negotiations? Who is the main character in the discussion?

3. The case involves an incident at Davenheim's bank. What happened and what was taken?

4. How was the murder scene set up by the killer? What did the killer forget to do?

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

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

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

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

9. Who is the first couple Poirot and Hastings meet? The woman is the proud owner of what kind of items?

10. What happens when Poirot, Captain Hastings and Dr. Hawker arrive at Count Foscatini's place?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout Agatha Christie's mysteries there are almost always staff members or servants of some kind. This is especially important in "The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan." Examine how servants played an important role in the lives of the characters as well as in the stories. Why does Christie use this method of introducing characters? Is the use of servants a part of every day life for this type of main characters or are they used to distract the reader? In murder mysteries servants are often used as scapegoats. Is this an accurate portrayal? What is required of the servants upon being employed? Is the employer's level of trust given automatically or does it have to be earned?

Essay Topic 2

Miss Mary Marvell approaches Poirot with an unusual problem, claiming that there is a curse of sorts on her prized diamond. What is the name of the diamond and its companion piece? Discuss the so-called curse on the diamond. What is unusual about the diamond to begin with? To whom did the diamonds originally belong? What is supposed to be done with the diamonds in order to remove the curse? What is Poirot supposed to accomplish by investigating the case? How does Poirot solve the case?

Essay Topic 3

In "The Case of the Missing Will" Poirot must help Miss Marsh find a will that had been hidden by her uncle. If the will was not found, all of the uncle's money would go to charity rather than to Miss Marsh. There is a legal clause which makes this execution possible. Examine the process of making a will. What is the clause in the original will that would cause all of the money and property to go to charity if the new will was not found? What are Miss Marsh's legal rights in regards to both wills? What does it mean to contest a will? Who is in charge of drafting the will? Who were the witnesses? What leads Poirot to find the new will?

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