LA:And Then There Were None Essay Questions – Flashcards

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What is the title of the poem in the book?
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Ten Little Indians
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What is the name of the island?
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Indian Island
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What point of view is this book written in?
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Third-Person Omniscient (knowing all)
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Describe the significance of the Indian figures.
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The Indian figures represent how many people are still alive
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Why does Wargrave kill himself in the end?
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Wargrave kills himself because he doesn't want to be caught for his crimes and he wanted an unsolvable mystery. Also he has to kill himself in order for everybody on the island to be dead.
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Who do you think was the most haunted by their crime?
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Vera Claythorne because she was the last to die, felt the guiltiest. Also she is very remorseful and when the seaweed is hanging down from the ceiling she thinks it if Cyril's hand. In the end she hung herself.
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What explanation for the murders does Wargrave give in his letter that he placed in the bottle?
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In the letter Wargrave said that he killed everybody, including himself, and that he always wanted to be a killer.
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Give two ways this is a typical mystery.
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This is a typical mystery because it has a crime, the murders, and it has suspense, not knowing who the killer is.
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Give two ways this mystery is NOT typical.
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One way it isn't a typical mystery is that everybody in the story dies, *including the killer*. Also there was no true detective and the setting was bright and sunny. Everybody was guilty. (They had no one to blame the crime on)
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What was hanging from Vera's ceiling and why?
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The seaweed was hanging from Vera's ceiling to cause a distraction. Wargrave knew that Vera would think it was Cyril's hand causing her to scream and make the rest of the boys go upstairs to help. This would allow him to set up his *fake* death.
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Explain how one of the three themes is outlined in the plot.
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Justice because the whole entire reason the people were brought to the island was because they committed crimes that they were not persecuted for. Also Wargrave, who was the murderer, is a former judge also know as Justice. Then everyone died because of their crimes including Wargrave because he committed all the murders. Also all of the deaths were based off the poems and he chose a isolated island so no one would find out about his murders.
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How does Agatha Christie tie the poem with the book?
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Agatha Christie ties the poem in with the book because every death in the book happens in the poem except for Wargrave's *fake* death.
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How does Agatha Christie create suspense? Give an example.
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Each chapter ends with a cliffhanger. Also nobody knows who the killer is and if one of them truly is the killer. She also uses a lot of foreshadowing.
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Give examples of foreshadowing from the book and how they "play out" in the plot.
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The order of the poem and their deaths. When Fred Narcott said he couldn't get to the island if the weather is bad. When they are on the train and the old drunk fisherman says the day of reckoning and that there is a storm is brewing, this sets up the story.
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What do the characters have to gain socially by going to the island?
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Vera-Job Wargrave-Murder Macarthur-Vacation Brent-Vacation Lombard-Money Mr. & Mrs. Rodgers-Job Marston-Wanted to party Blore-Protect Mrs. Owen's jewelry Armstrong- Look after Mrs. Owen's
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question
What is the title of the poem in the book?
answer
Ten Little Indians
question
What is the name of the island?
answer
Indian Island
question
What point of view is this book written in?
answer
Third-Person Omniscient (knowing all)
question
Describe the significance of the Indian figures.
answer
The Indian figures represent how many people are still alive
question
Why does Wargrave kill himself in the end?
answer
Wargrave kills himself because he doesn't want to be caught for his crimes and he wanted an unsolvable mystery. Also he has to kill himself in order for everybody on the island to be dead.
question
Who do you think was the most haunted by their crime?
answer
Vera Claythorne because she was the last to die, felt the guiltiest. Also she is very remorseful and when the seaweed is hanging down from the ceiling she thinks it if Cyril's hand. In the end she hung herself.
question
What explanation for the murders does Wargrave give in his letter that he placed in the bottle?
answer
In the letter Wargrave said that he killed everybody, including himself, and that he always wanted to be a killer.
question
Give two ways this is a typical mystery.
answer
This is a typical mystery because it has a crime, the murders, and it has suspense, not knowing who the killer is.
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Give two ways this mystery is NOT typical.
answer
One way it isn't a typical mystery is that everybody in the story dies, *including the killer*. Also there was no true detective and the setting was bright and sunny. Everybody was guilty. (They had no one to blame the crime on)
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What was hanging from Vera's ceiling and why?
answer
The seaweed was hanging from Vera's ceiling to cause a distraction. Wargrave knew that Vera would think it was Cyril's hand causing her to scream and make the rest of the boys go upstairs to help. This would allow him to set up his *fake* death.
question
Explain how one of the three themes is outlined in the plot.
answer
Justice because the whole entire reason the people were brought to the island was because they committed crimes that they were not persecuted for. Also Wargrave, who was the murderer, is a former judge also know as Justice. Then everyone died because of their crimes including Wargrave because he committed all the murders. Also all of the deaths were based off the poems and he chose a isolated island so no one would find out about his murders.
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How does Agatha Christie tie the poem with the book?
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Agatha Christie ties the poem in with the book because every death in the book happens in the poem except for Wargrave's *fake* death.
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How does Agatha Christie create suspense? Give an example.
answer
Each chapter ends with a cliffhanger. Also nobody knows who the killer is and if one of them truly is the killer. She also uses a lot of foreshadowing.
question
Give examples of foreshadowing from the book and how they "play out" in the plot.
answer
The order of the poem and their deaths. When Fred Narcott said he couldn't get to the island if the weather is bad. When they are on the train and the old drunk fisherman says the day of reckoning and that there is a storm is brewing, this sets up the story.
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What do the characters have to gain socially by going to the island?
answer
Vera-Job Wargrave-Murder Macarthur-Vacation Brent-Vacation Lombard-Money Mr. & Mrs. Rodgers-Job Marston-Wanted to party Blore-Protect Mrs. Owen's jewelry Armstrong- Look after Mrs. Owen's