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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How soon is the strange visitor to be wed?

2. What did Helen think Julia's last words referred to?

3. What was the occupation of the young lady's father before he died?

4. Who does Holmes ask for an opinion on the case?

5. How does Watson describe the countryside as he and Holmes travel through it?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is worrying Helen about her engagement?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What about this crime did Holmes say was the most evil part?

9. What does Holmes do on the lawn after his investigation of Roylott's room?

10. What does Holmes put on the bed before he puts the lamp out in Julia's room?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The characters in this book all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affects the characters around them.

Essay Topic 2

Which character did you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How did this character change throughout the book?

Essay Topic 3

Julia is an important character who makes a big difference in the plot even though she had passed on before the narrative began. How does she accomplish this? What are some ways that the inclusion of the memories of this character altered the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if Julia had not been mentioned in the book at all?

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