95 pages 3 hours read

Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1939

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Reading Questions & Paired Texts

Reading Check and Short Answer Questions on key plot points are designed for guided reading assignments, in-class review, formative assessment, quizzes, and more.

Chapters 1-3

Reading Check

1. What is the family name of the unknown millionaires who invite people to their island?

2. What island are the characters in the novel invited to?

3. What is the poem discovered above Vera’s mantlepiece?

4. What are the figurines on the table in the dining room?

5. What crime does the voice on the gramophone accuse each of the characters of having committed?

6. What is the name of the record on the gramophone?

7. What role is William Henry Blore to play?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. What do the characters who are traveling to the island have in common?

2. What does Dr. Armstrong remember about Justice Wargrave?

Paired Resource

Swan Song

  • This 8-minute video describes the concept of a “swan song” and the origin of the phrase.
  • What is a swan song? What is the origin of the term? Is this origin story entirely accurate? What famous people have used references to swan songs in their writings? How is the swan song used in And Then There Were None to support the themes of The Effects of Guilty Conscience on Behavior and Death as the Ultimate Act of Justice?