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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Sir Henry plan to do to the yew bridge?
(a) Install electric lights to dispel the gloom.
(b) Make it a memorial to Sir Charles.
(c) Open it up for the public.
(d) Tear it down.

2. 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) He watched Sir Charles the night he died.
(c) Sir Charles's watch had been smashed.
(d) Sir Charles marked time with pebbles.

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

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

5. How does Holmes check on Barrymore's location?
(a) Holmes asks the neighbors if they have seen Barrymore.
(b) He sends a telegram for him to Baskerville Hall that requires an immediate response.
(c) Holmes has a friend watch Baskerville Hall.
(d) Holmes sends a package to Baskerville Hall.

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

7. What about the handwriting reveals to Holmes that the object originated at a hotel?
(a) The handwriting is too neat to not belong to a hotel clerk.
(b) The handwriting is messy, meaning someone uneducated wrote it.
(c) The splatters showed that the ink bottle was running dry, common for hotels but not for personal use.
(d) He recognized the ink.

8. What impression does Watson have of Baskerville Hall in the morning in Chapter 7?
(a) He finds it to be just as gloomy as the night before.
(b) He finds that he does not care for it very much.
(c) He finds it to be singularly unattractive.
(d) He finds it much lighter and more cheerful.

9. What health concern, exacerbated by the story of the hound, did Sir Charles possess?
(a) He had the gout.
(b) He had diabetes.
(c) He had a heart condition.
(d) He had cancer.

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

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) Sir Henry announces that he plans to tear down Baskerville Hall.
(c) Holmes realizes that Baskerville Hall is not dangerous.
(d) Holmes knows now that Sir Henry is being followed in London.

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

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

14. 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.

15. What excites Sir Henry on the journey where he cries out in delight?
(a) He sees a herd of wild ponies running over the moor.
(b) He sees the moor people welcoming him to Baskerville Hall.
(c) He is excited to be back in Devonshire.
(d) He sees a beautiful woman.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sir Henry receive the morning he meets Holmes?

2. When Dr. Mortimer arrives at the rooms, what is revealed that annoys Holmes?

3. What does Stapleton reveal that shocks Watson?

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

5. How does Holmes go about his search for the cut-up newspaper?

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