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Trivia Quiz - Agatha Christie Opening Lines #2


Match the opening lines to these Agatha Christie books with the correct name of the book.

Quiz Number: 2422
Date Submitted: November 20, 2007
Quiz Categories: Fiction Books, Agatha Christie's Works
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: BubblyJolie
Average Score: 64.4 percent
Times Taken: 48 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5

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1. Mr and Mrs Beresford were sitting at the breakfast table. They were an ordinary couple. Hundreds of elderly couples just like them were having breakfast all over England at this particular moment. It was an ordinary sort of day...
  A.   By the Pricking of My Thumbs
  B.   Murder is Easy aka. Easy to Kill
  C.   Murder in Mesopotamia
  D.   Cards on the Table

2. England! England after many years! How is he going to like it? Luke Fitzwilliam asked himself that question as he walked down the gangplank to the dock. It was present at the back of his mind all through the wait in the customs' shed.
  A.   By the Pricking of My Thumbs
  B.   The Moving Finger
  C.   Murder is Easy aka. Easy to Kill
  D.   Peril at End House

3. It was 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 7, 1915. The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed. The women and children were being lined up awaiting...
  A.   The Seven Dial Murder
  B.   The Big Four
  C.   The Secret Adversary
  D.   Three Act Tragedy

4. The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as "The Styles Case" has now somewhat subsided. Nevertheless, in view of the world-wide notoriety which attended it, I have been asked, both by my friend Poirot and the family...
  A.   Three Act Tragedy
  B.   The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  C.   The Big Four
  D.   The Secret Advesary

5. "My dear Monsieur Poirot" It was the soft purring voice - a voice used deliberately as an instrument - nothing impulsive or unpremeditated about it.
  A.   The ABC Mrders
  B.   The Clocks
  C.   Evil Under the Sun
  D.   Card on the Table

6. It was Ms. Lemon, Poirot's efficient secretary, who took the telephone call.
  A.   Hallowe'en Party
  B.   Curtain
  C.   Third Girl
  D.   Dead Man's Folly

7. In the hall of the Tigris Palace Hotel in Baghdad a hospital nurse was finishing a letter. Her fountain-pen drove briskly over the paper.
  A.   The Secret Adversary
  B.   The Murder in the Mews
  C.   Murder in Mesopotamia
  D.   Death Comes as the End

8. The flat was a modern one. The furnishings of the room were modern, too. The armchairs were squarely built, the upright chairs were angular.
  A.   Murder in the Mews
  B.   The Moving Finger
  C.   The Mystery of the Blue Train
  D.   The Secret Adversary

9. I first came to know Sophia Leonides in Egypt towards the end of the war. She helda fairly high administrative post in one of the Foreign Office departments out there.
  A.   The Mirror Crack'd
  B.   Crooked House
  C.   The Death Comes as the End
  D.   Passenger to Frankfurt

10. Old Lanscone moved totteringly from room to room, pulling up the blinds. Now and then he peered with screwed up rheumy eyes through the windows.
  A.   The Mirror Crack'd
  B.   Crooked House
  C.   After the Funeral
  D.   Death comes as the End


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