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 does Vera wear while she is searched?

2. What change did the author of the manuscript begin to feel as he got older?

3. What frightens Rogers the most about the murders?

4. What does Lombard at first refuse to give up?

5. After going into a trance-like state, what name does Emily come up with as the murderer's?

Short Essay Questions

1. What evidence is there that Rogers slept in his room?

2. What makes Vera feel relief?

3. How does Emily interpret the poem's reference to a "red herring?"

4. How does Lombard suggest signaling for help?

5. How does Rogers ensure that nothing will happen to the figurines?

6. How does the Judge respond when Lombard refuses to give up his weapon?

7. Describe Blore's appearance.

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

9. Why does Blore bring everybody outside?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the relationship between Lombard and Vera. How do their "fatal flaws" contribute to their ultimate fate?

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

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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