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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What about the incident makes Dr. Mortimer most uneasy?
(a) He believes he may be next.
(b) He believes the hound is haunting him.
(c) He believes the servants set up Sir Charles's murder.
(d) He believes it may be supernatural in nature.

2. 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 kill the hound.
(d) He wants Holmes to investigate Sir Charles's will.

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

4. What was found near Sir Charles's body?
(a) A dog.
(b) Blood.
(c) A gun.
(d) The footprints of a giant hound.

5. 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.

6. What do Sir Henry, Dr. Mortimer, and Watson discover as they travel to the moor?
(a) A dangerous convict has escaped.
(b) Another man has been murdered by the hound.
(c) One of Sir Henry's neighbors has moved out.
(d) A ghostly apparition has been appearing to people on the moor.

7. After meeting Sir Henry for the first time, what is Holmes's initial advice to him?
(a) Holmes advises him to return home.
(b) Holmes advises him to stay with Watson in their rooms.
(c) Holmes advises Sir Henry not to be afraid.
(d) Holmes advises him to not go to Baskerville Hall.

8. What does Holmes advise to Watson before Watson leaves for Devonshire with Sir Henry and Dr. Mortimer?
(a) To never go out on the moor.
(b) To stay armed at all times.
(c) To take up smoking.
(d) To always have a dog with him.

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

10. How did Dr. Mortimer deduce that Sir Charles had stood at the gate for five to ten minutes?
(a) He noticed that cigar ash had dropped twice.
(b) Sir Charles's watch had been smashed.
(c) He watched Sir Charles the night he died.
(d) Sir Charles marked time with pebbles.

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

12. What would Dr. Mortimer like to do?
(a) Take Holmes and Watson to dinner.
(b) Study Holmes's skull.
(c) Play violin with Holmes.
(d) Write a letter to Holmes.

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

14. How is Holmes able to deduce the size of Dr. Mortimer's dog?
(a) Holmes sees marks of measurement on the walking stick.
(b) Holmes sees the scratch marks on the bottom of the staff.
(c) Holmes looks at the size and spacing of the teeth marks on the doctor's walking stick.
(d) Holmes guesses.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What newspaper does Holmes find the original newsprint from?

2. How does Hugo's captive escape?

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

4. What about the handwriting reveals to Holmes that the object originated at a hotel?

5. Dr. Mortimer believes that, from the marks, Sir Charles had tip-toed throughout the gravel. What does Holmes deduce from those facts?

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