Ten Little Indians 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 did the author of the manuscript like to kill?

2. Why does Wargrave think all doctors are the same?

3. What does Vera do to pass the time?

4. What did the General do that appalled Emily?

5. What is Blore's explanation for Emily's lack of guilt over what happened to Beatrice?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Judge's appearance when he is found dead?

2. What are Lombard's instructions to Vera?

3. Who is given the keys to the silver chest?

4. What happens to Emily after she writes in her diary?

5. What does Vera find when she returns to her room?

6. Why does Lombard believe that he will survive and Blore won't?

7. What is Vera's opinion of the idea that Lombard might be the killer?

8. Who is Mr. Morris?

9. Why does Blore think that Emily might be guilty?

10. What makes Vera feel relief?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

In Wargrave's confession, he says that he believes that the "innocent must not suffer." Do you believe that Wargrave has stuck to this? Use examples from the text to support your decision.

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