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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. Why did the twins always keep their windows tightly locked?
(a) To keep the animals out.
(b) To keep the wind out.
(c) To keep their step-father out.
(d) To feel safer on the ground floor.

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

3. 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) There was a storm outside.
(c) She was so frightened.
(d) Her mind was on her sister.

4. What does Holmes say the strange visitor is welcome to do in front of the narrator?
(a) Weep.
(b) Take comfort.
(c) Speak freely.
(d) Eat.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. During what month does this book begin?

2. What caused the bruising on Helen?

3. How does the big man describe himself before he leaves?

4. What is the name of the young lady's twin sister?

5. How many cases has Holmes completed in the past 8 years?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Holmes do as he is driven out to the house, and what does this mean?

2. Why was Roylott sent to jail the first time?

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

4. What does Holmes ask of Watson after Helen leaves, and how does Watson respond?

5. How does Watson describe the young lady who has come to consult with Holmes in this case?

6. What does Holmes do as Dr. Roylott insults him in his house?

7. What did Grimesby Roylott do to earn money?

8. Aside from the money and the estate, what was the other legacy handed down to the Roylott men?

9. How is the narrator wakened at the beginning of this story?

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

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