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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. Who does Armstrong dream he has killed?
2. How does Macarthur's wife die?
3. Who does Blore think has gone mad?
4. Who was Edward Seton accused of murdering?
5. How far is Somerset from Justice Wargrave's destination?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Blore's evaluation of the letter to Rogers?
2. How does Vera explain her reason for being on Indian Island to Lombard?
3. What romantic notion inspires the author of the manuscript's method of confession?
4. What initially gives Wargrave the idea of murdering the people on Indian Island?
5. How does Rogers ensure that nothing will happen to the figurines?
6. How does Lombard suggest signaling for help?
7. How does Lombard think Marston was poisoned?
8. What does Armstrong say about Emily's strength?
9. How does the Judge respond when Lombard refuses to give up his weapon?
10. Why don't Vera and the others think that Marston would have killed himself?
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast two or three of main characters in the novel based on the following areas:
- Level of guilt felt about their "crimes"
- Reaction to the events that take place on Indian Island
- Social standing
Essay Topic 2
Wargrave sees himself as the ultimate arbiter of justice. Describe his character. Does he feel guilt for his actions? Explain your answers using examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
This novel has no clear "hero" or protagonist. Select two or three characters that you think best fill the role of "hero" and explain why. Explain why you think Christie decided to tell this tale without a heroic detective who "saves the day."
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