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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. After reading her Bible before bed, what does Emily do next?
2. What is Blore's explanation for Emily's lack of guilt over what happened to Beatrice?
3. Who wrote the last written record of what happened on the island, as discovered by the investigators?
4. Who wants to eat something?
5. What does Vera do to pass the time?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Vera's opinion of the idea that Lombard might be the killer?
2. Who is Mr. Morris?
3. How does the Judge respond when Lombard refuses to give up his weapon?
4. What are Lombard's instructions to Vera?
5. Who is given the keys to the silver chest?
6. How does Lombard suggest signaling for help?
7. What does Vera find when she returns to her room?
8. What romantic notion inspires the author of the manuscript's method of confession?
9. What makes Vera feel relief?
10. What evidence is there that Rogers slept in his room?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Besides the killer, the other "antagonist" in the novel can be seen as people's consciences. Explain how each character's conscience or perception of guilt affects them. Select two or three characters to analyze.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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