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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many entrances were there into Julia's room?
(a) 2.
(b) 4.
(c) 1.
(d) 3.

2. How do Holmes and Watson get to the countryside?
(a) They take a carriage.
(b) Horseback.
(c) They walk.
(d) Train.

3. What caused the bruising on Helen?
(a) She climbed out her window.
(b) She fell down some stairs.
(c) She did it to herself.
(d) Her stepfather.

4. Who does Holmes think killed Julia?
(a) A gypsy.
(b) Julia.
(c) Her fiance.
(d) Roylott.

5. Who does Holmes ask for an opinion on the case?
(a) Helen.
(b) A local officer.
(c) Watson.
(d) His housekeeper.

6. What did the young lady say caused her step-father's violent anger?
(a) His greed and laziness.
(b) Family genes.
(c) Paranoid tendencies.
(d) A viscious past.

7. How did the young lady's mother die?
(a) She fell out a window.
(b) She was attacked by dogs.
(c) In childbirth.
(d) In a railway accident.

8. Where does the young lady's stepfather import his animals from?
(a) Peru.
(b) Africa.
(c) India.
(d) Malaysia.

9. How does Holmes describe the state of his visitor at the beginning of this book?
(a) Terrified.
(b) Agitated.
(c) Depressed.
(d) Angry.

10. What does Holmes say is the most important fact of Helen's description of Julia?
(a) Her nakedness.
(b) The match in her hand.
(c) The letter opener.
(d) The sound of laughter.

11. Why does Helen say she cannot be certain of what she heard in the hall that night?
(a) There are so many doors in that great house.
(b) Her mind was on her sister.
(c) She was so frightened.
(d) There was a storm outside.

12. What time in the morning did Julia hear strange whistling noises?
(a) 5:00 am.
(b) 3:00 am.
(c) 4:00 am.
(d) 2:00 am.

13. What does the strange visitor say is making her shake?
(a) Cold.
(b) Fright.
(c) Hunger.
(d) Weariness.

14. How did the strange visitor travel to London?
(a) On horseback.
(b) On foot.
(c) By train.
(d) In a carriage.

15. What does Holmes say Julia must have done just before she ran into the hall?
(a) Drank some alcohol.
(b) Lit a match to see something.
(c) Took off her clothes.
(d) Opened her window.

Short Answer Questions

1. What caused the narrator to decide to write about the case after so long?

2. What time does Holmes return from his researching?

3. What was the occupation of the young lady's father before he died?

4. How does the narrator describe Holmes's deductive abilities?

5. What is unique about the case written about in this book?

(see the answer keys)

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