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. Where was the item that caught Holmes's eye at the end of Section 5?

2. How often did Helen say Julia used the rope hanging from the ceiling in her room?

3. What caught Holmes's eye at the end of Section 5?

4. How does Holmes feel when he is unable to open the windows from outside?

5. What does Holmes say he did NOT see in the rooms?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How does Watson describe the whistling sound he hears in Julia's room?

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

Helen endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials and what lessons does she learn through these experiences?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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