Ten Little Indians Test | Mid-Book 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. Where has the voice been coming from?

2. What drug does Armstrong say he gave to Mrs. Rogers?

3. How did Blore know Landor?

4. What street does Justice Wargrave associate Dr. Armstrong with?

5. What happened to Beatrice Taylor while she was in Emily's employ?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Emily claim she was deceived by Beatrice's behavior?

2. What were Lady Constance Culmington's plans the last time Justice Wargrave saw her?

3. What was General Macarthur's life like in Devon?

4. What does Armstrong remember about the Seton case?

5. How does Armstrong believe Rogers killed his employer?

6. After the "indictments" are played, what is the behavior of Wargrave and Miss Brent?

7. What is Dr. Armstrong's recollection of the accusation against him?

8. How was Macarthur killed?

9. Why did Blore, Armstrong and Lombard assume a stranger was upstairs and not Rogers?

10. What did Emily suggest Vera do with her after breakfast?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the role of women in the novel, specifically how are they seen by others. How do they both conform to and break free of conventional female stereotypes?

Essay Topic 2

Justice Wargrave has differing opinions about each of the characters. Which does he feel the least pity for? Which does he think are the most innocent? How do these differences play out in his murder plots?

Essay Topic 3

NOTE: This essay touches on the sensitive issue of derogatory language in the history of the story's title. Use delicacy and caution when discussing with students.

The novel "And Then There Were None," has had two previous titles, both of which are used in publications of the book throughout the world: "Ten Little Indians" and "Ten Little Niggers."

The theme of prejudice and "otherness" experienced by the characters is also revealed in these titles. Analyze the role of prejudice in the novel, particularly in the characters of Vera, Lombard and Emily. How do their prejudices affect them? Why do you think Christie used the perjorative term in her original work? Does knowing about this tittle affect a modern-day reading of the book or not?

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