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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. According to Watson, who is the owner of the stick?
(a) An elderly, country doctor.
(b) A young, city doctor.
(c) A middle-aged scientist.
(d) Sherlock Holmes.

5. What is a favored study of Dr. Mortimer?
(a) The study of the human hand.
(b) The study of skull formations.
(c) Art.
(d) Theater.

6. Why did Sir Charles return to Baskerville Hall?
(a) He wished to disprove rumors of the Baskerville hound.
(b) He wished to marry and start a family.
(c) He was going to have the hall destroyed.
(d) He made a fortune in South Africa and wished to renovate his ancestral home.

7. What is the result of Hugo's wild ride after the girl?
(a) Hugo is murdered by the girl's father.
(b) Hugo marries the girl.
(c) A hound will visit Baskerville Hall every full moon to take one of the men away.
(d) Hugo has his throat torn out by a large hound.

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

9. How does Holmes spend his day after the departure of Dr. Mortimer and Watson?
(a) Doing cocaine and thinking.
(b) Drinking and thinking.
(c) Smoking and thinking.
(d) Playing violin and thinking.

10. 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 splatters showed that the ink bottle was running dry, common for hotels but not for personal use.
(c) He recognized the ink.
(d) The handwriting is messy, meaning someone uneducated wrote it.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Hugo's captive escape?

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

4. After meeting Sir Henry for the first time, what is Holmes's initial advice to him?

5. After questioning Dr. Mortimer about the discovery of Sir Charles's body, what is Holmes annoyed about?

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