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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does chapter one take place?
(a) London.
(b) Canada.
(c) Wales.
(d) Devonshire.

2. Who is following Sir Henry and Dr. Mortimer when they leave Holmes and Watson's rooms?
(a) A street urchin.
(b) A woman dressed up as a man.
(c) A man with a possibly fake beard.
(d) A man dressed up as a priest.

3. How was Holmes able to tell what newspaper the words came from?
(a) He found the cut-up newspaper.
(b) The color of the newsprint.
(c) The date was on one of the words.
(d) The font.

4. How does Watson know Barrymore is lying?
(a) Dr. Mortimer tells Watson about where Barrymore was the night Sir Charles died.
(b) Barrymore inadvertently admits he was out in the halls the night before.
(c) Watson hears Barrymore tell his wife he heard the hound out on the moors.
(d) Watson notes that Mrs. Barrymore's eyes are red and swollen.

5. What newspaper does Holmes find the original newsprint from?
(a) The current Devonshire Times.
(b) The previous day's Devonshire Times.
(c) The current London TImes.
(d) The previous day's London Times.

6. What does Watson observe that Sir Henry has inherited from his ancestors?
(a) The temper.
(b) The intelligence.
(c) The cruelty.
(d) The godlessness.

7. What does Holmes have Watson send up to him?
(a) Brandy.
(b) Cocaine.
(c) His violin.
(d) Tobacco.

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

9. What is the address of the rooms that Watson and Holmes share?
(a) 221 B Baker Street.
(b) 221 South London Street.
(c) 221 B Butcher Avenue.
(d) 112 A Devonshire Boulevard.

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

11. Why does Holmes change his mind about Sir Henry going to Baskerville Hall?
(a) Holmes realizes Sir Henry will not get any work done in London.
(b) Holmes knows now that Sir Henry is being followed in London.
(c) Sir Henry announces that he plans to tear down Baskerville Hall.
(d) Holmes realizes that Baskerville Hall is not dangerous.

12. How did the cabman describe the bearded man?
(a) Around sixty and gray.
(b) Around forty and of military bearing.
(c) Around thirty, dark complected, and tall.
(d) Around forty, pale, and of average height.

13. What does the postmaster inadvertently reveal to Watson?
(a) The telegram was delivered to Mrs. Barrymore, not her husband.
(b) Sir Henry has a package of mail waiting for him.
(c) Sir Charles had a mysterious package delivered to him the day before his death.
(d) One of the neighbors has been reading Sir Charles's mail.

14. What do Watson and Stapleton see at the bog-hole?
(a) A hound.
(b) A skeleton.
(c) A pony is slowly sinking into the mire.
(d) A boot.

15. In lieu of persuading Sir Henry to avoid Baskerville Hall, what does Holmes suggest?
(a) Holmes sends Watson with Sir Henry for protection.
(b) Holmes suggests that Sir Henry stay armed at all times.
(c) Holmes suggests that he himself act as bodyguard.
(d) Holmes suggests that Dr. Mortimer act as bodyguard.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sir Henry plan to do to the yew bridge?

2. What does Sir Henry do that Holmes strongly advises against?

3. How does Holmes spend his day after the departure of Dr. Mortimer and Watson?

4. When questioned by Sir Henry about the strange sound in the night, what lie does Barrymore tell?

5. What is the result of Hugo's wild ride after the girl?

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