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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What sets off the chain of events in the manuscript?
(a) Hugo killed the daughter of a yeoman.
(b) Hugo killed a gypsy's dog.
(c) Hugo sent a man to die in Grimpen Mire.
(d) Hugo kidnapped the daughter of a yeoman.

2. How does Holmes trick the hotel clerk into talking about guests who have checked in after Sir Henry?
(a) Holmes claims to recognize the names and was wondering if they were friends of his.
(b) Holmes asks about Sir Henry.
(c) Holmes distracts him while Watson looks at the registry.
(d) Holmes makes the clerk think he is asking about Sir Henry's relatives.

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

4. 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.

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

6. What sort of accent does Sir Henry possess?
(a) Irish.
(b) Welsh.
(c) American.
(d) English.

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

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

9. What newspaper does Holmes find the original newsprint from?
(a) The current London TImes.
(b) The previous day's Devonshire Times.
(c) The previous day's London Times.
(d) The current Devonshire Times.

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. What does Watson observe that Sir Henry has inherited from his ancestors?
(a) The godlessness.
(b) The cruelty.
(c) The temper.
(d) The intelligence.

15. Why does Holmes change his mind about Sir Henry going to Baskerville Hall?
(a) Holmes realizes that Baskerville Hall is not dangerous.
(b) Holmes realizes Sir Henry will not get any work done in London.
(c) Holmes knows now that Sir Henry is being followed in London.
(d) Sir Henry announces that he plans to tear down Baskerville Hall.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Holmes check on Barrymore's location?

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

4. How did Dr. Mortimer deduce that Sir Charles had stood at the gate for five to ten minutes?

5. What does Dr. Mortimer call Holmes in Chapter 1?

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