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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. What two items does Holmes lay out on the bed as they wait in Julia's room?
(a) A knife and a rope.
(b) A book and a box of pills.
(c) A cane and a candle.
(d) A lamp and a saucer of milk.

2. What was the whistling sound for?
(a) Getting the snake to come back.
(b) Sending the snake off.
(c) Keeping the snake calm.
(d) Rewarding the snake.

3. What kind of animal does Holmes ask about when he is looking at Roylott's room?
(a) A dog.
(b) A monkey.
(c) A cat.
(d) A ferret.

4. What do Holmes and Watson take off before they enter the window to Julia's room?
(a) Their shoes.
(b) Their coats.
(c) Their hats.
(d) Their gloves.

5. What did the authorities decide after reviewing Roylott's death?
(a) A gypsy let the snake in.
(b) He died while being careless with his animal.
(c) He had a heart attack.
(d) He ingested the same poison as Julia did.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many times does Holmes pound on Roylott's door before bursting in?

2. How many chairs are in Julia's room?

3. What is wrapped around Roylott's neck when Holmes enters his room?

4. What kind of animal do Holmes and Watson see as they come across the lawn at night?

5. Where was the item that caught Holmes's eye at the end of Section 5?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Roylott look like when Watson got into his bedroom?

3. What caught Holmes's eye before leaving Roylott's room?

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

5. Why does Holmes tell Helen not to fear her step-father's intellect anymore?

6. What strange thing did Holmes notice about Julia's bed, and what does this mean for the case?

7. Why did the coroner's office not figure out that Julia had been killed by a snake?

8. Where does Holmes plan to spend that night, and why?

9. How does Watson describe the estate belonging to Grimesby Roylott?

10. What did the authorities decide after investigating Roylott's death?

(see the answer keys)

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