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 is given to Poirot with the hopes of poisoning the great detective?

2. Up to this point in the story, how many deaths have there been?

3. What is the rank of the officer that was traveling with the Prime Minister?

4. Who was Bleibner's uncle?

5. How many people had supposedly dined with the dead man on the day previous?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who is the first alleged guest to be interviewed by Poirot? What happened?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Personification is a powerful way to make objects come alive and play important parts in the story. For example, the diamonds in "The Adventure of the Western Star" are personified to make the story more interesting. Examine how this technique was used in this particular story. What was the purpose of using the technique in that way? In what other ways does Christie use personification? Give at least three examples of personification and how its use drives the plot of the story.

Essay Topic 3

In "The Million Dollar Bond Robbery" Poirot must solve the case of the stolen Liberty Bonds. The bonds were issued by the London and Scottish Bank under the watchful eyes of Mr. Vavasour and Mr. Shaw. The bonds were to be taken to New York as part of a bank transaction. Discuss the case, the purpose of the theft and potential uses of the bonds. Answer the following questions: What are bearer bonds? Why might they be an important item to steal? Why would the London and Scottish Bank entrust the bonds to Ridgeway for transport? Why were the bonds transported in that manner instead of a courier service? How were the bonds stored while in transit? Explain at least two ways in which the bonds might have been stolen from Ridgeway and who might be involved in the theft.

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