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. Why did the snake bite Roylott?

2. What does Watson say was the only unusual thing he saw in Julia's room?

3. What did the authorities decide after reviewing Roylott's death?

4. Why does Watson insist on being involved in the plan that night?

5. When is Roylott expected back at the house on the day Holmes gets there?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What was heard just after Holmes hit at the bell pull?

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

10. What happens when Holmes tries to use the bell-pull?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What kind of payment did Holmes receive for solving this unusual case, and what does this indicate about his character? Why do you think this detail was significant enough for the author to include it in this narrative?

Essay Topic 2

Security and safety were two themes that were touched on a number of times throughout the course of this book. What are some of these instances, and how does this affect the characters in these scenes?

Essay Topic 3

What were some of the twists in this strange case that surprised you, and why? What led up to those surprising moments?

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