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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the address of the rooms that Watson and Holmes share?
(a) 221 South London Street.
(b) 112 A Devonshire Boulevard.
(c) 221 B Butcher Avenue.
(d) 221 B Baker Street.

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

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

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

6. 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.

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

8. Why is Sir Henry saddened at the thought of losing the Barrymores?
(a) He believes it is his fault they are leaving.
(b) The Barrymores have served his family for generations.
(c) He thinks they are overreacting to Sir Charles's death.
(d) He does not know how to serve himself.

9. 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.

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

11. What does the first telegram to Holmes reveal?
(a) Barrymore does not appear to be at Baskerville Hall.
(b) Barrymore appears to be at Baskerville Hall.
(c) Barrymore appears to be in London.
(d) Barrymore appears to have left the country.

12. According to Holmes, who is actually the owner of the stick?
(a) An older, incompetent doctor.
(b) A young, unambitious doctor.
(c) A young, ambitious doctor.
(d) An older, caring doctor.

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

14. Dr. Mortimer believes that, from the marks, Sir Charles had tip-toed throughout the gravel. What does Holmes deduce from those facts?
(a) A woman followed Sir Charles outside.
(b) Dr. Mortimer is right.
(c) Sir Charles was stepping carefully.
(d) Sir Charles was actually running.

15. What is Stapleton's profession?
(a) A doctor.
(b) A naturalist.
(c) A barrister.
(d) A professor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dr. Mortimer read out loud to Watson and Holmes?

2. In lieu of persuading Sir Henry to avoid Baskerville Hall, what does Holmes suggest?

3. What sort of accent does Sir Henry possess?

4. Though he is described as godless, what in particular made Hugo notorious?

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

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