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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Dr. Mortimer believes that, from the marks, Sir Charles had tip-toed throughout the gravel. What does Holmes deduce from those facts?
(a) Dr. Mortimer is right.
(b) Sir Charles was stepping carefully.
(c) A woman followed Sir Charles outside.
(d) Sir Charles was actually running.

2. Who is the man that brought the curse upon the Baskervilles?
(a) Henry Baskerville.
(b) Hugo Baskerville.
(c) Hank Baskerville.
(d) Charles Baskerville.

3. What does Holmes believe is the reason Sir Charles went out to the yew alley that night?
(a) Sir Charles was waiting for the hound.
(b) Sir Charles wished to smoke his cigar outside.
(c) Sir Charles was waiting for someone.
(d) Sir Charles was just out on a walk.

4. How does Holmes trick the hotel clerk into talking about guests who have checked in after Sir Henry?
(a) Holmes claims to recognize the names and was wondering if they were friends of his.
(b) Holmes distracts him while Watson looks at the registry.
(c) Holmes makes the clerk think he is asking about Sir Henry's relatives.
(d) Holmes asks about Sir Henry.

5. How does Holmes relax after his day of thinking?
(a) He plays the violin.
(b) He smokes his pipe.
(c) He does cocaine.
(d) He drinks some brandy.

6. According to Dr. Mortimer, why did no one else notice the strange marks near the body?
(a) He was the only one there.
(b) Everyone was drunk.
(c) The prints were too far away.
(d) No one cared.

7. What does Sir Henry do that Holmes strongly advises against?
(a) He tried to track down the murderer himself.
(b) He spent an afternoon alone.
(c) He tried to go to the bank.
(d) He wrote to his servants.

8. Though he is described as godless, what in particular made Hugo notorious?
(a) His scarred face.
(b) He frequently abandoned people for dead on the moor.
(c) His cruel humor.
(d) He beat a man to death for looking at him wrong.

9. What does Dr. Mortimer have on him that he wants Holmes to examine?
(a) A bone.
(b) A manuscript.
(c) A walking stick.
(d) A will.

10. How does Holmes spend his time before meeting with Sir Henry in the afternoon following their first meeting?
(a) At the theater.
(b) In an art gallery.
(c) Playing violin.
(d) Smoking.

11. How does Holmes describe the walking stick?
(a) The mark of a careless, untrustworthy man.
(b) A present.
(c) A visiting card from the absent-minded.
(d) A rude gesture.

12. Before the death of Sir Charles, what had appeared to people on the moor?
(a) A mysterious man on the moor.
(b) Fog.
(c) A carriage.
(d) The hound.

13. With whom does Miss Stapleton confuse Watson?
(a) Sherlock Holmes.
(b) Frankland.
(c) Lestrade.
(d) Sir Henry.

14. What is Stapleton's profession?
(a) A barrister.
(b) A naturalist.
(c) A doctor.
(d) A professor.

15. What is Sir Henry's opinion of Baskerville Hall?
(a) He finds it to be stifling.
(b) He finds it gloomy.
(c) He finds it cheerful.
(d) He finds it to be too big.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is following Sir Henry and Dr. Mortimer when they leave Holmes and Watson's rooms?

2. What dangerous place on the moor has claimed the lives of several people and animals?

3. What does Miss Stapleton tell Watson when she first meets him on the moor?

4. Who does Dr. Mortimer say has a beard like the man that was following them?

5. What is the Baskerville curse?

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