The Adventure of the Speckled Band Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What did Helen think Julia died of?

2. What was Julia wearing when she died?

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

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

5. How did Helen describe what came out of Julia's room while Helen was in the hall?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Watson say is his keenest pleasure in life?

3. What happened to the Roylott fortune?

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

5. What did Grimesby Roylott do to earn money?

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

7. What did Helen think her sister died from?

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

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

10. How does this book begin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Irony was a strong theme in this book. What are some of the instances where Irony was present, and how did these ironic events affect the characters involved in those scenes?

Essay Topic 2

What were the different backgrounds of the characters in this plot, and how did these diverse backgrounds affect the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

Why did Helen come to Holmes for help, and what changed in her life due to this decision?

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