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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Holmes and Watson arrive at the hotel, what does Sir Henry claim to have lost this time?
(a) A black boot.
(b) A pipe.
(c) A black hat.
(d) An overcoat.

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

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

4. What does Miss Stapleton tell Watson when she first meets him on the moor?
(a) She tells him she knows Sherlock Holmes is around.
(b) She tells him she is going to kill herself in three nights.
(c) She tells him to return to London.
(d) She tells him she knows who killed Sir Charles.

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

6. According to Holmes, who must Watson focus on as suspects?
(a) The people in Coombe Tracy.
(b) Sir Henry's servants and neighbors.
(c) Dr. Mortimer and his friends.
(d) Sir Henry's heirs.

7. What is the Baskerville curse?
(a) Any descendent of the Baskervilles is to never cross the moor at night, though several have died violently.
(b) The Baskervilles are cursed to turn into hounds if they become like Hugo.
(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.

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

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

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

11. Why do Barrymore and his wife wish to leave Baskerville Hall?
(a) They do not care for Sir Henry.
(b) They have a better opportunity with another household.
(c) They like Sir Henry, but do not wish to serve someone who is not English.
(d) They are shaken up by the death of Sir Charles.

12. What does Watson hear coming from the moor?
(a) Someone screaming.
(b) Gunshots.
(c) A mysterious, sad moan.
(d) The baying of a hound.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Dr. Mortimer, why did no one else notice the strange marks near the body?

2. What does Sir Henry plan to do to the yew bridge?

3. What is Watson's impression of Miss Stapleton?

4. What does Sir Henry do that Holmes strongly advises against?

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

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