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Free Study Guide-And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie-Free Summary
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STUDY QUESTIONS

Study Questions

1. Describe how two of the characters respond and/or cope with the terror of the other guests being murdered and with the danger to themselves.

2. Discuss the use of foreshadowing in the plot, giving specific examples. Why is foreshadowing a particularly useful tool in the genre of mystery?

3. How does the purpose of character development in the genre of mystery differ from the purpose in regular fiction?

4. How does the book highlight the ambiguities of justice?

5. Describe how two characters responded after confronted publicly with their secret murders in the past. What does this reveal about their character?

6. Identify and describe the following turning points in the plot: The remaining characters acknowledge that the deaths so far have been murder, not accident or suicide; the remaining characters realize that the murderer is one of them, not a hidden madman.

7. Give three examples of how the charactersí appearances are deceiving.

8. Describe, using appropriate examples, how the author accelerates the pace of the plot gradually until it races urgently to the climax.

9. How is irony used in the book? (Hint: Remember how the characters accuse each other of being the murder, and then one by one meet their own deaths.)

10. Argue for or against the type of ending the author chose. Is it appropriate? Does it solve the mystery for the reader?

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