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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the actual reason for Dr. Mortimer's consultation with Holmes?
(a) He fears for Sir Henry's safety if he is to go to the hall.
(b) He wants Watson to get an autopsy report for Sir Charles.
(c) He wants Holmes to investigate Sir Charles's will.
(d) He wants Holmes to kill the hound.

2. Who does Dr. Mortimer say has a beard like the man that was following them?
(a) Anthony, Sir Charles's groom.
(b) Barrymore's brother.
(c) Barrymore, Sir Charles's butler.
(d) Frankland, one of the Baskerville neighbors.

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

4. What sort of accent does Sir Henry possess?
(a) English.
(b) Welsh.
(c) Irish.
(d) American.

5. What does Stapleton reveal that shocks Watson?
(a) Stapleton knows that Sherlock Holmes is looking into the death of Sir Charles.
(b) He knew Sir Henry from school.
(c) He is planning on moving into Baskerville Hall.
(d) He was with Sir Charles the night he died.

6. What does Watson hear alone at night in Chapter 6?
(a) Sir Henry having a nightmare.
(b) Mice in the attic.
(c) A hound baying.
(d) A woman sobbing.

7. What does Sir Henry receive the morning he meets Holmes?
(a) A letter.
(b) A walking stick.
(c) A bank note.
(d) A telegram from Canada.

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

9. What does Holmes deduce about the sender of Sir Henry's object?
(a) The sender is not English.
(b) The sender is trying to conceal his or her's education.
(c) The sender is highly disturbed.
(d) The sender is uneducated and trying to sound educated.

10. Where did Sir Charles die?
(a) The entrance to his bedroom.
(b) The entrance of the yew alley.
(c) Grimpen Mire.
(d) Fox Tor.

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

12. How does Holmes go about his search for the cut-up newspaper?
(a) He hires a boy named Cartwright to bribe the postman.
(b) He hires a boy named Cartwright to search the wastepaper of each hotel in Charing Cross.
(c) Holmes sends Watson to check the wastepaper.
(d) Holmes checks the wastepaper himself.

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

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

15. How does Holmes propose to find the sender of Sir Henry's object?
(a) He marks the letter to be returned to the sender.
(b) He suggests they check all the trashcans for the cut-up newspaper near Charing Cross.
(c) He asks the postman.
(d) He suggests Sir Henry reply to it.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom does Miss Stapleton confuse Watson?

2. How is Holmes able to deduce the size of Dr. Mortimer's dog?

3. What health concern, exacerbated by the story of the hound, did Sir Charles possess?

4. Why is Sir Henry saddened at the thought of losing the Barrymores?

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

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