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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. How does Watson describe the countryside as he and Holmes travel through it?
(a) Soggy.
(b) Dreary.
(c) Muddy.
(d) Lovely.

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

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

4. What wakes the narrator up at the beginning of this book?
(a) Holmes standing over his bed.
(b) The chiming of the clock.
(c) A knock at the door.
(d) The sound of breaking glass.

5. What did Julia's body NOT show signs of?
(a) Poisoning.
(b) Violent attack.
(c) Self mutilation.
(d) A struggle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the young lady's step-father's occupation?

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

3. Who does Watson think was with Julia when was in her room?

4. What is the name of the young lady's step-father's estate?

5. What does the young lady think intensified her step-father's violent tendencies?

Short Essay Questions

1. What instructions does Holmes give Helen before he leaves to his Inn for the night?

2. What killed Julia and Roylott?

3. What was Helen told to do after she got news of her step-father's death?

4. How is Roylott acting when he gets back to his house?

5. What happens when Holmes tries to open the window to Julia's room from the outside?

6. What effect did Dr, Roylott's outburst have on Holmes?

7. What does Holmes do when he hears that Julia died?

8. Why does Holmes not believe that repairs are being done on Helen's old room?

9. What is sitting on top of the safe in Roylott's room, and what does Holmes think of this?

10. What did Holmes find out about Helen's mother's will?

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