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 found in the French maid's bed?

2. Working on a hunch Poirot tricks the would-be thieves into giving up what item?

3. What is the surname of the couple that Poirot meets at the Grand Metropolitan?

4. What item is given to Poirot with the hopes of poisoning the great detective?

5. Who was Bleibner's uncle?

Short Essay Questions

1. Captain Hastings and Poirot decide to take a short trip to get a change of scenery. Where do they go and what is the first thing they do upon arrival?

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

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

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

5. Explain the occurrence that happened the night before the scheduled trip.

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

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

8. In addition to needing to know the truth about her husband's death, what other reason does Lady Williard have for wanting answers?

9. Who was supposedly visiting the count? What was overheard by Foscatini's valet?

10. 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?

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

In "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb," five characters die due to unusual circumstances. Investigate how each person died, the cause behind the death, and the purpose. How would one be able to tell how the person died? Compare and contrast methods used during Poirot's time to modern science in which toxicology and other forensic methods are used to determine cause of death and types of poisons used.

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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