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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Baskerville curse?
(a) The Baskervilles are cursed to turn into hounds if they become like Hugo.
(b) Any descendent of the Baskervilles is to never cross the moor at night, though several have died violently.
(c) A hound will visit Baskerville Hall every full moon to take one of the men away.
(d) The hound will avenge the death of any Baskerville.

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

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

4. 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.

5. What does C.C.H (engraved on the stick) stand for?
(a) Charing Court Hospital.
(b) Christian Care Hospital.
(c) Charing Cross Hospital.
(d) Christian Cross Hospital.

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

7. What is the object left behind on which Watson tries to deduce a reconstruction of the mysterious owner?
(a) A hat.
(b) A boot.
(c) A walking stick.
(d) A notebook.

8. What dangerous place on the moor has claimed the lives of several people and animals?
(a) The Green Tor.
(b) The Grimpen Mire.
(c) Devon Mire.
(d) Fox Tor.

9. How much is Sir Henry going to inherit from Sir Charles?
(a) Several hundreds of pounds.
(b) Nearly half a million pounds.
(c) Nearly a million pounds.
(d) Over two million pounds.

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

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

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

13. How does Hugo's captive escape?
(a) She sneaked out of his bedroom.
(b) She used the entrance to the yew alley.
(c) She bribed his servant.
(d) She crawled down the ivy-covered wall.

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

15. When questioned by Sir Henry about the strange sound in the night, what lie does Barrymore tell?
(a) He lies about having been wandering the halls the night before.
(b) He lies about whether he has heard the hound or not.
(c) He lies about his wife crying the night before.
(d) He lies about where he was the night Sir Charles died.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Holmes deduce about the sender of Sir Henry's object?

2. Why do Barrymore and his wife wish to leave Baskerville Hall?

3. How was Holmes able to tell what newspaper the words came from?

4. With whom does Miss Stapleton confuse Watson?

5. Before the death of Sir Charles, what had appeared to people on the moor?

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