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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Holmes advise to Watson before Watson leaves for Devonshire with Sir Henry and Dr. Mortimer?
(a) To always have a dog with him.
(b) To stay armed at all times.
(c) To never go out on the moor.
(d) To take up smoking.

2. 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 to be just as gloomy as the night before.
(c) He finds it much lighter and more cheerful.
(d) He finds it to be singularly unattractive.

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

4. How did Dr. Mortimer deduce that Sir Charles had stood at the gate for five to ten minutes?
(a) He watched Sir Charles the night he died.
(b) Sir Charles's watch had been smashed.
(c) Sir Charles marked time with pebbles.
(d) He noticed that cigar ash had dropped twice.

5. 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) The handwriting is messy, meaning someone uneducated wrote it.
(d) He recognized the ink.

6. What name did the bearded man who followed Sir Henry give the cabman?
(a) Sherlock Holmes.
(b) Professor James Moriarty.
(c) Dr. John Watson.
(d) Sir Henry Baskerville.

7. What is the Baskerville curse?
(a) The Baskervilles are cursed to turn into hounds if they become like Hugo.
(b) A hound will visit Baskerville Hall every full moon to take one of the men away.
(c) Any descendent of the Baskervilles is to never cross the moor at night, though several have died violently.
(d) The hound will avenge the death of any Baskerville.

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

9. 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) Barrymore inadvertently admits he was out in the halls the night before.
(d) Watson hears Barrymore tell his wife he heard the hound out on the moors.

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

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

12. What was found near Sir Charles's body?
(a) A dog.
(b) A gun.
(c) The footprints of a giant hound.
(d) Blood.

13. What does C.C.H (engraved on the stick) stand for?
(a) Charing Cross Hospital.
(b) Christian Care Hospital.
(c) Charing Court Hospital.
(d) Christian Cross Hospital.

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

15. What is Sir Henry's opinion of Baskerville Hall?
(a) He finds it gloomy.
(b) He finds it to be too big.
(c) He finds it to be stifling.
(d) He finds it cheerful.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the address of the rooms that Watson and Holmes share?

3. While Watson is in Baskerville Hall, what is the only thing he is to report to Holmes?

4. Why do Barrymore and his wife wish to leave Baskerville Hall?

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

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