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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Holmes believe is the reason Sir Charles went out to the yew alley that night?
(a) Sir Charles wished to smoke his cigar outside.
(b) Sir Charles was just out on a walk.
(c) Sir Charles was waiting for someone.
(d) Sir Charles was waiting for the hound.

4. What is the actual reason for Dr. Mortimer's consultation with Holmes?
(a) He wants Holmes to kill the hound.
(b) He wants Holmes to investigate Sir Charles's will.
(c) He wants Watson to get an autopsy report for Sir Charles.
(d) He fears for Sir Henry's safety if he is to go to the hall.

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

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

7. Where does chapter one take place?
(a) Wales.
(b) Devonshire.
(c) Canada.
(d) London.

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

9. What does Dr. Mortimer read out loud to Watson and Holmes?
(a) The legend of the Baskerville hound.
(b) Maps of Devonshire.
(c) Sir Charles's last will and testament.
(d) A newspaper article.

10. Who is Sir Charles's heir?
(a) Charles Baskerville II.
(b) Henry Baskerville.
(c) Hugo Baskerville.
(d) Harry Baskerville.

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

12. How does Holmes go about his search for the cut-up newspaper?
(a) Holmes checks the wastepaper himself.
(b) He hires a boy named Cartwright to bribe the postman.
(c) Holmes sends Watson to check the wastepaper.
(d) He hires a boy named Cartwright to search the wastepaper of each hotel in Charing Cross.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Stapleton reveal that shocks Watson?

2. Why is Sir Henry saddened at the thought of losing the Barrymores?

3. What dangerous place on the moor has claimed the lives of several people and animals?

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

5. According to Holmes, who is actually the owner of the stick?

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