Murder on the Orient Express Part 1 Test
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Where is the setting in the start of the book?
What was the name of the train that they were on in the first chapter?
Who is the main character who is boarding the Taurus Express on his way to Stamboul?
Detective Hercule Poirot
Who thanked Hercule Poirot for his help with the French army? (the lieutenant knows nothing about the mystery)
Where is Hercule Poirot from?
What season is it now?
Winter; there's always a cold wind
Who's the British lady who looks out her window and regards Hercule Poirot as harmless and peculiar?
How many other passengers are on board the Taurus Express?
Who are the other two passengers with Hercule Poirot on the Taurus Express?
Mary Dubenham & Colonel Arbuthnot
What does Hercule Poirot think about Mary Dubenham?
Hercule thought she was the type of women who could take care of herself wherever she went and do it with perfect ease
Did Mary or Arbuthnot even pay any interest towards Hercule that morning?
No, they both ignored Hercule
What does Hercule Poirot hear Mary Dubenham say to Colonel Arbuthnot when he first meets the couple that makes him suspicious?
"When it's over. When it is over. When it is behind us--then--"
Why is Mary Dubenham very anxious when the train stops because of the fire?
She is worried that she won't catch the next train; she'll miss the connection; she's frantic about this
What is the name of the hotel that Hercule Poirot stops to?
Why must Hercule Poirot return to London when he reaches the hotel?
He's called back because there has been a development in a case he has been working on
Who is the old friend Hercule Poriot sees at the hotel who used to be on the Belgium Police Force with him? (He also helps Hercule Poirot find a seat on the train)
What's M. Bouc the director of?
Compagnie Internationale des Wagon Lits
As M. Bouc and Poirot eat at a restaurant, they take interest in two men. Who are these men?
Hector McQueen & Ratchett
How does Hercule Poirot feel about Rachett?
What is M. Bouc surprised at when they get on the train?
How full the train is
Who wasn't on the train in time to get his seat, so M. Bouc arranges for Hercule Poirot to sit in his seat?
Who does Hercule Poirot share the carriage with?
How many passengers are on the Orient Express?
What do M. Bouc and Hercule Poirot do the next day?
They look around the other passengers and analyze them----seeing that they all come from different classes, nationalities, and age
Who is Princess Dragomiroff?
A Russian that happens to be the "ugliest old lady he has ever seen"; she is very rich and so is her husband
Was Colonel Arbuthnot sitting with Mary Dubenham?
No, he was sitting all alone
Who is referred to as the "wild animal" according to Hercule Poirot?
Who comes and sits opposite of Poirot and offers him a case?
Ratchett says to Poirot he has ____________ and his life is threatened.
What was Hercule Poirot's reply when Ratchett asked Poirot why he won't take the case?
"If you will forgive me for being personal-- I do not like your face, M. Ratchett."
What information did Poirot receive when he came back inside from stretching his legs?
His luggage has been moved to M. Bouc's compartment so Poirot can take first class
What does Mrs. Hubbard's tell Poirot as he's returning to his compartment?
She tells him that she is very scared of Ratchett
What does Mrs. Hubbard always talk about?
What does Poirot hear during the night as he's sleeping?
A loud moan / cry
What time was it when Poirot heard the cry?
Twenty-Three minutes to one
When Poirot rang his bell, asking for the conductor to bring him some water, what does the conductor tell him?
The train is stuck in a snow bank and can be there for several days
What does Poirot see when he walks into the dining room?
All the passengers are in woe and worried about making connections and meeting relatives; they're all freaking out because they're stuck on the immobile train trapped in a snow storm
What does M. Bouc inform Poirot has happened?
Ratchett has been stabbed to death
How many times has Ratchett been stabbed?
Around what time has the crime occurred according to Dr. Constantine, the coroner?
Between midnight and two in the morning
Ratchett's room is chained and locked from the ____________
Does Poirot accept the Ratchett murder case offered by M. Bouc?
Who is the first passenger Poirot will interview?
How was McQueen helpful to Ratchett when they traveled together?
Since Ratchett didn't know any languages, McQueen could've helped him
According to McQueen, what was Ratchett's full American name? (McQueen thinks this name is fake and Ratchett was trying to escape from something)
Samuel Edward Ratchett
McQueen tells Poirot that Ratchett received letters. What was the context of these letters?
These letters were full of hate and vengefulness.
What does Poirot have to say about the letters?
He thinks these letters are written by more than one person
Did Hector McQueen like Ratchett?
No, Hector McQueen distrusted him
When was the last time McQueen saw Rachett alive?
He took down some pottery for him
Does Poirot think Hector McQueen is guilty?
No, he thinks it wouldn't be in his psychology to do something like that
Has anything been touched in Ratchett's room since the murder?
What did the doctor notice about the stab wounds?
The murderer stabbed Ratchett again after he was dead
What does Poirot notice about the wounds?
Some of the wounds were struck with the left hand and some with the right hand
Poirot says there's two kinds of matches in the ashtray in his room (one round and one flat). Which one is most likely used by the killer?
The flat one
What initials did the handkerchief have on it?
What time did Ratchett's watch have on it?
What items are found in Ratchett's compartment?
A pipe cleaner, flat match, a handkerchief, and a charred piece of paper
When Poirot is able to read the paper, using a spirit stove, curling tongs, and the netting from a lady's hat box, what does the paper read?
"---- member little Daisy Armstrong."
What is Ratchett's real name?
Summarize the Daisy Armstrong Case:
Cassetti was the kidnapper of Daisy Armstrong. Daisy was the three year old daughter of Colonel Armstrong and Sonia Armstrong. Daisy was kidnapped and the parent's paid $200,000 dollars for her return, but Daisy's body was found dead. Mrs. Armstrong had another child but it was born dead and the colonel shot himself. The child's nursemaid also killed herself. Cassetti was arrested, but released because of his power and wealth.
How long after Daisy's death was the main suspect arrested?
What words did Poirot hear someone speak from Ratchett's room the night of the murder?
Ce n'est rien. Je me suis trompe
Who did Poirot see in the hallway the night of the murder?
A woman in a red kimono
Where does the train get stuck in the snow?
Between Vincovci and Brod