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Quiz about Agatha Christies Assortment Part Three
Quiz about Agatha Christies Assortment Part Three

Agatha Christie's Assortment Part Three Quiz


Agatha Christie wrote over 80 books in all. Sometimes the murderers are obvious and sometimes they are well hidden. This quiz is about her early full length novels, from 1937 until 1941. Warning - spoilers may be revealed! Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by JaneMarple. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
JaneMarple
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
316,534
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
456
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 110 (9/10), Guest 77 (10/10), Guest 90 (9/10).
This quiz has 2 formats: you can play it as a or as shown below.
Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. In "Dumb Witness", what was the name of Miss Emily Arundell's home? Hint

The Willows
Dovecot
Littlegreen House
Rose Cottage

2. In "Death on the Nile", what is the name of the ship that Poirot and the other passengers travel on? Hint

Kilmorden Castle
Lusitania
Queen of the Nile
The Karnak

3. In "Appointment with Death", where does the story take place? Hint

Egypt
Mesopotamia
Rome
Petra

4. In "Hercule Poirot's Christmas", what is the name of Simeon Lee's home? Hint

Gorston Hall
Fernley Park
Yew Tree Lodge
Enderby Hall

5. In "Murder Is Easy ", what was Luke Fitzwilliam's previous profession? Hint

Pilot
Artist
Policeman
Author

6. In "And Then There Were None", who is supposed to be the mysterious host of the house party? Hint

Ann de Mouse
A wealthy duke
A famous actress
U. N. Owen

7. In "Sad Cypress", who was the real murderer? Hint

Nurse Hopkins
Doctor Lord
Elinor Carlisle
Roderick Welman

8. In "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe", what profession was Mr Morley? Hint

Doctor
Painter
Cobbler
Dentist

9. In "Evil Under the Sun", how was Arlena Stewart killed? Hint

Overdose of aspirin
Suicide
Strangled
Drowned

10. In "N or M?", who from the British Intelligence asks Tommy Beresford help break down the "Fifth Column"? Hint

Commander Haydock
Major Bletchley
Carl Von Deinim
Mr Grant


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In "Dumb Witness", what was the name of Miss Emily Arundell's home?

Answer: Littlegreen House

The novel is also known as "Poirot Loses a Client". Emily Arundell writes to Poirot, asking him to assist her. However, Poirot does not get the letter for over two months. By then, Miss Arundell is dead, presumably from a fall down the stairs. Miss Arundell's nieces and nephew were all in desperate need of money, but Miss Arundell left her considerable fortune to her companion.

The "dumb witness" of the title is Miss Arundell's fox terrier, Bob.
2. In "Death on the Nile", what is the name of the ship that Poirot and the other passengers travel on?

Answer: The Karnak

This is another very well known Poirot mystery; it was made into a successful film in 1978. It takes place on a journey down the Nile. Young Linnet Doyle has everything - she is rich, and has recently married handsome Simon Doyle. The only problem is that Simon was once engaged to Jacqueline De Bellefort, and Jacqueline keeps following Linnet and Simon wherever they go. Linnet is found shot dead and there is a bloody letter "J" written by her body. Two more passengers are killed during the story.
3. In "Appointment with Death", where does the story take place?

Answer: Petra

Poirot is staying in Jerusalem, at the beginning of the story, when he hears someone saying "You do see, don't you, she has to be killed?" The victim in this story is Mrs Boynton. Mrs Boynton was an exceedingly unpopular person, who controlled her stepchildren and child so they had no lives of their own, even when they were married.

She is poisoned by an injection of digitoxin, which is obtained from the foxglove plant. Digitalis is used for heart ailments.
4. In "Hercule Poirot's Christmas", what is the name of Simeon Lee's home?

Answer: Gorston Hall

This book is also known as "Murder for Christmas". All the other choices appear in other Agatha Christie books. Simeon Lee decided that he wanted all his sons around him at Christmas with their wives. He also invites his only granddaughter, Pilar - her mother died before the story begins.

There is also a stranger from South Africa, Stephen Grant. Simeon is murdered during the novel, and Poirot investigates, seeing as he is staying nearby.
5. In "Murder Is Easy ", what was Luke Fitzwilliam's previous profession?

Answer: Policeman

This is also known as "Easy to kill". Luke Fitzwilliam is returning to England after a long time in Asia. On his journey home, he meets Miss Lavinia Pinkerton - she was known as Mrs Fullerton in American editions - who is on her way to Scotland Yard. She believes there have been at least four murders in her quiet village. Luke later reads of her death from a car accident.

He travels to Wychwood-under-Ashe to investigate. The novel also features Superintendent Battle.
6. In "And Then There Were None", who is supposed to be the mysterious host of the house party?

Answer: U. N. Owen

This is perhaps one of the most famous Christie novels without a definite detective. It is known by other titles, which are now politically incorrect. Eight guests go to Indian Island, in the South of England - a remote island cut off from everything. One by one, each guest, and the two servants, are killed, following a pattern of an old nursery rhyme ...
7. In "Sad Cypress", who was the real murderer?

Answer: Nurse Hopkins

This is the only Poirot novel that Christie regretted putting Poirot in. Elinor Carlisle is accused of murdering her aunt, Laura Welman, and Mary Gerrard, who was in love with Elinor's fiancÚ, Roddy (Roderick) Welman. A rose bush helps solves the mystery.
8. In "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe", what profession was Mr Morley?

Answer: Dentist

Poirot's dentist is found murdered in his surgery, by a gunshot wound, shortly after Poirot has been to see him. He was due to see Mr Alistair Blunt, the most powerful man in England. This is another novel revolving around a nursery rhyme.
9. In "Evil Under the Sun", how was Arlena Stewart killed?

Answer: Strangled

Arlena Stuart is an actress who has had several husbands. She is married to Kenneth Marshall, who has a daughter, Linda. Linda dislikes Arlena. Poirot is holidaying at the Jolly Roger Hotel in Devon. There is a love triangle as well as drug smuggling.
10. In "N or M?", who from the British Intelligence asks Tommy Beresford help break down the "Fifth Column"?

Answer: Mr Grant

Tommy and Tuppence are rather at a loose end, staying in London while World War Two rages. Tommy is asked to go on a secret mission, but Tuppence follows him, under the name "Mrs Blenkensop". This story involves espionage, too.
Source: Author JaneMarple

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