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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What caused the narrator to decide to write about the case after so long?
(a) People are doubting Holmes's abilities.
(b) He has more time on his hands.
(c) The woman he made the promise to had died.
(d) His wife asked him to.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Helen have to do before she can return to the house?

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

3. What does Holmes say Julia must have done just before she ran into the hall?

4. Where does Holmes plan to meet with Helen?

5. Who referred the strange visitor to Sherlock Holmes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why has the narrator waited so long to write this story, and why is he writing it now?

2. What does Holmes notice on Helen's wrist, and what is said after this discovery?

3. What did Grimesby Roylott do to earn money?

4. What kept Helen awake on the night her twin sister died?

5. What does Holmes think caused the metal clanging sound that Helen heard?

6. Who are Roylott's only friends?

7. When does the young lady say she will be able to pay Holmes, and why?

8. What did Helen's mother's will say?

9. How does Holmes figure out the young lady's mode of transportation to his house?

10. What caused Helen to come to Sherlock Holmes on that day?

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