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Agatha Christie

The ABC Murders

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1936

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Multiple Choice

1. Which of the following characters serves as a red herring?

A) Mr. Cust

B) Franklin Clarke

C) Captain Hastings

D) Hercule Poirot

2. Which of the following best represents Inspector Crome’s view of Poirot?

A) He respects and admires him.

B) He thinks he is overrated and past his prime.

C) He fears and distrusts him.

D) He finds him entertaining.

3. Which of the following best represents Poirot’s and Hasting’s views of the ideal crime to be solved?

A) Hastings prefers violent crimes, while Poirot prefers theft.

B) Poirot prefers violent crimes, while Hastings prefers theft.

C) Hastings prefers simple, domestic crimes, while Poirot prefers high-profile crimes.

D) Hastings prefers high-profile crimes, while Poirot prefers simple, domestic crimes.

4. Which of the following best characterizes Poirot’s treatment of Hastings?

A) Playful, occasionally condescending

B) Bitter, occasionally malevolent

C) Regretful, occasionally indulgent

D) Fearful, occasionally provocative

5. Which of the following is not true about the first three murder victims?

A) Their cities of residence are in alphabetical order.

B) Their last names are in alphabetical order.

C) They are each killed in the same way.

D) An ABC guide is found next to each victim.

6. Which event most closely relates to the theme of Chance, Choice, and Fate?

A) Franklin Clarke reading Mr.