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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 change did the author of the manuscript begin to feel as he got older?
2. Whose room is discovered to be empty?
3. What profession did the author of the manuscript pursue?
4. Who offers to help clear the table?
5. What does Blore use to try and find fingerprints?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Emily after she writes in her diary?
2. Why does Lombard believe that he will survive and Blore won't?
3. What is Vera's opinion of the idea that Lombard might be the killer?
4. Why does Blore bring everybody outside?
5. Why does Blore think that Emily might be guilty?
6. What does Vera find when she returns to her room?
7. What does Armstrong say about Emily's strength?
8. What romantic notion inspires the author of the manuscript's method of confession?
9. How does the Judge respond when Lombard refuses to give up his weapon?
10. Describe Blore's appearance.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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?
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