are eight characters in The Mousetrap. Choose any two of
them. For each of the two you chose, state one clue that made the
character a suspect. Then, explain why the clue was true or false.
Write your response in a paragraph of at least five sentences
is the quality of a drama that makes the audience ask what is going
to happen next. Suspense keeps the audience guessing. Name two
suspenseful events in the play. For each of the two, state what
happens and explain what is suspenseful about the event. For each
example, explain how the suspense is resolved by the end of the
play. Write your response in a paragraph of at least five sentences.
Christie’s world contains many examples of honesty and dishonesty.
Often, the same character is honest in some ways and dishonest in
other ways. Choose three characters from The Mousetrap. For
each of the three, give one example of how the character is honest
and one example of how the character is dishonest. In your view, is
Christie showing that people are mainly honest or that they are
mainly dishonest? Give reasons to support your interpretation. Your
response should have at least three paragraphs.