Flashcards in 7-Reading-Ten LittleI ndians-10 through Ending Final-Study Guide Deck (31):
According to the Ending, who died 1st? How?
Morris- capsule/pill to take for indigestion, fatal
According to the Ending, who died 2nd? How?
Antony Marston- potassium cyanide in his glass after the gramophone incident; ironic that he toasts crime and then dies by one
According to the Ending, who died 3rd? How?
Mrs. Rogers- Chloral Hydrate in the Brandy
According to the Ending, who died 4th? How?
General Macarthur- hit him from behind on his head; ironic- killed by life preserver?
According to the Ending, who died 5th? How?
Rogers- axed in the back of the head, dining room key obtained by murderer
According to the Ending, who died 6th? How?
Miss Brent- chloral in coffee, then cyanide injection
According to the Ending, who died 7th? How?
Justice Wargrave- shot to the head, dressed up like Judge
According to the Ending, who died 8th? How?
Armstrong- tricked then pushed off the cliff into the sea (what is that?! A cave?!); was thought to be the murderer, but that was just a red herring (ha ha ha)
According to the Ending, who died 9th? How?
Blore- marble clock pushed out of Vera's window, crushed his head.
according to the Ending, who died 10th? How?
Lombard- shot by Vera; first death not caused by the murderer
According to the Ending, who died 11th? How?
Vera- hanged herself; seaweed on neck like rope on neck; guilt for Cyril and "Hugo wanted her to"; Murderer was in the room, set up noose, put away chair
According to the Ending, who died 12th? How?
Justice Wargrave- uses contraption to shoot himself in the head, while still leaving the gun out in the hall with Vera's fingerprints intact
Who was the Murderer?
Why did the murderer murder the 10 little Indians? Give at least two murders.
He had a delight in killing
He wanted to punish the guilty (who couldn't legally be punished)
He wanted to go out in a blaze of glory before he died due to health issues
Why did the murderer kill the Ten Little Indians in the order he did?
least guilty to most guilty
(not guilty as in conscience, guilty as in how bad the crime was)
Why did the murderer send the solution to the police instead of leaving it unsolved?
He wanted to be recognized for his "piece of art"
What clues did the murderer leave behind? (3)
Edward Seton was guilty, so Wargrave wasn't his murderer, so logically, he had to be THE Murderer
Red Herring- connected with Dr. Armstrong's death (drowned, herring is a fish), so he must have been tricked, and the only person Dr. could have trusted was the Justice, so he must be the murderer
Brand of Cain- Cain was the first murderer in the Bible, he was marked on his forehead, bullet hole in forehead
verb: to relieve form fault, charge, or crime
adj.: kept secret
noun: quality of being truthful
noun: state of confusion
noun: state of not breathing
verb: to give in reluctantly
verb: accept or allow to continue
adj.: intending to do harm
verb: confirm or support
adj.: holding firmly
Important Events from August 8th
Isaac Morris dies
All of the guests (except Mr. and Mrs. Rogers) arrive on Indian Island
Tony Marston dies of Cyanide poisoning
Important Events from August 9th
Mrs. Rogers dies in her sleep
Dr. A., Lombard, and Blore give the island a full search and conclude that no one other than the 8 surviving guests are on the island, so one of them must be the murderer
General Macarthur found dead
Dr. Armstrong joins forces with Justice Wargrave
Important Events from August 10th
Mr. Rogers killed in the morning
Miss Brent killed after breakfast
Armstrong helps Wargrave fake his death while Vera finds the seaweed in her room