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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which is not a cause of death for one of the characters?
2. What was the name of the man who committed suicide in New York?
3. What item did the maid go into her room to retrieve?
4. Poirot suggests that the deaths might be due to which of the following?
5. Whose tomb was being excavated at the time of the deaths?
Essay Topic 1
In several instances throughout the book, criminals have taken great pains to attempt to distract Poirot. Why would the criminals attempt to throw Poirot off the trail? Does it work? Write a 100 word essay or short story from the point of view of a criminal that is trying to distract and mislead Poirot. Develop an entire crime and the attempts to mislead. Also include the outcome and how Poirot always prevails.
Essay Topic 2
In "The Kidnapped Prime Minister" Poirot must save Britain's Prime Minister for a second time. Explain how Poirot saved the Prime Minister on both occasions. What is so important about the Prime Minister? What are the duties of the Prime Minister? What is the relationship between the Prime Minister and the Queen? What is the relationship between the Prime Minister and Parliament? The kidnappers want to keep the Prime Minister from appearing at what event? Why is the event so important? What can Poirot do to help? What are the steps taken in the case to solve the puzzle?
Essay Topic 3
Poirot likes the idea of traveling but dislikes the actual traveling due to a delicate constitution. What does it mean to have a delicate constitution? What happens to Poirot when he travels? To what locations does Poirot often travel? Are the trips for business, pleasure or both? Who often travels with Poirot? What kinds of things might happen to Poirot while away from home? Is the problem psychosomatic or is it real? What are the symptoms? How could the symptoms be treated? Can this problem be prevented or cured? How might this problem be solved using modern medicine or methods?
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