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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the occupation of the man who wanted to marry the young lady's twin?
(a) Actor.
(b) Writer.
(c) Salesman.
(d) Soldier.

2. What did Helen think Julia died of?
(a) Suffocation.
(b) Poison gas.
(c) Fright.
(d) A strike to the head.

3. How does the visitor describe Holmes's ability to know so much about her without her saying anything?
(a) Acute observance.
(b) Plain clues.
(c) Really good guesses.
(d) Psychic abilities.

4. How much money would Julia have gotten had she been wed?
(a) $450 a month.
(b) $150 a month.
(c) $350 a month.
(d) $250 a month.

5. What is the occupation of the narrator?
(a) Doctor.
(b) Police officer.
(c) Actor.
(d) Writer.

6. What does Helen have to do before she can return to the house?
(a) Write a letter to her fiance.
(b) Run some errands.
(c) Speak with the police.
(d) Buy herself a weapon.

7. What does Holmes do while the big man is insulting him?
(a) Reads.
(b) Packs his bag.
(c) Faints.
(d) Laughs.

8. How did the young lady's butler die?
(a) He was poisoned.
(b) He caught a fever.
(c) He was beaten to death.
(d) He was drowned.

9. Where does Holmes plan to go to research for this case?
(a) A library.
(b) The University.
(c) The morgue.
(d) The Doctors Commons.

10. How did Holmes know the visitor took a dog carriage early that morning?
(a) There was a bit of leather on her sleeve.
(b) She had a receipt.
(c) There was mud on her skirts.
(d) He saw a wagon track on her skirt.

11. How soon before her wedding did the twin sister die?
(a) 3 weeks.
(b) 4 weeks.
(c) 1 week.
(d) 2 weeks.

12. How many cases has Holmes completed in the past 8 years?
(a) 80.
(b) 60.
(c) 70.
(d) 50.

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

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

15. How does the big man describe himself before he leaves?
(a) Dangerous.
(b) Passionate.
(c) Aggressive.
(d) Possessive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What wakes the narrator up at the beginning of this book?

2. Where did the narrator live when this case took place?

3. Why does Helen say she cannot be certain of what she heard in the hall that night?

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

5. How did Helen describe what came out of Julia's room while Helen was in the hall?

(see the answer keys)

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