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 Holmes use to put the deadly creature back in it's place?

2. What does Holmes do after leaving Roylott's room?

3. Where does Holmes tell Helen to spend the night after Roylott goes to sleep?

4. How many times has Helen seen the inside of Roylott's safe?

5. What made the whistling sound?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What did the authorities decide after investigating Roylott's death?

8. What killed Julia and Roylott?

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

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

Which character did you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How did this character change throughout the book?

Essay Topic 2

Julia is an important character who makes a big difference in the plot even though she had passed on before the narrative began. How does she accomplish this? What are some ways that the inclusion of the memories of this character altered the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if Julia had not been mentioned in the book at all?

Essay Topic 3

The characters in this book all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affects the characters around them.

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