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 does Watson say the whistling sound is like?

2. What color is the house?

3. What bothered Julia when she was locked in her room at night?

4. Where was Holmes when he told Watson how he figured out this case?

5. Why does Holmes hesitate about involving Watson in the night's plan?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does Holmes not believe that repairs are being done on Helen's old room?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

This book takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affected the course of the plot. Why might Doyle have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 3

Helen experiences some moments of deep despair in this book. What are some of these moments, what caused them, and how did her reaction to this despair shape the course of the plot?

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