The Adventure of the Speckled Band Test | Final 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 was the whistling sound for?

2. What two items does Holmes lay out on the bed as they wait in Julia's room?

3. How did Roylott treat the young boy driving his carriage?

4. What does Holmes first study when he gets to the house?

5. What kind of safe does Roylott keep in his room?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Holmes and Watson see as they cross the lawn in the dark?

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

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

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

5. What does Holmes chastise himself for when he begins to tell Watson about how he solved the case?

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

7. What does Holmes say to try and dissuade Watson from joining the plan that night, and how does Watson respond to this?

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

9. How does Helen react when she is told Roylott followed her to London?

10. How did Holmes figure out Roylott was using a snake?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Watson's relationship with Holmes change and progress over the course of this plot? What clues were given to the deepness of their friendship, and how did this change the feeling of the book?

Essay Topic 2

There was an intense amount of loyalty displayed by Watson. How did he show this trait, and how did this affect his standing with the other characters?

Essay Topic 3

Watson was a very objective observer of this case. How did this objectivity in his writing and observation influence the plot?

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