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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 other trait did the author of the manuscript have besides a lust for killing?
2. What was Emily brought up never to do?
3. Who makes tea for the others?
4. Who says "we're the zoo."
5. Who did Emily dream about the night before?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Lombard believe that he will survive and Blore won't?
2. Why does Blore think that Emily might be guilty?
3. What does Vera find when she returns to her room?
4. What happens to Emily after she writes in her diary?
5. Who is given the keys to the silver chest?
6. What did Morris tell the people of Sticklehaven?
7. How does Lombard suggest signaling for help?
8. What makes Vera feel relief?
9. How does Emily interpret the poem's reference to a "red herring?"
10. How does Rogers ensure that nothing will happen to the figurines?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is really in control in the novel: the characters or the murderer? At the end, it is Vera's choice to kill Lombard or the has her free will been eroded by the psychological torture of Wargrave?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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