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 tell Helen to do to protect herself from Roylott when he returns from town?

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

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

4. What does Holmes use to put the deadly creature back in it's place?

5. How often does the church clock chime?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What caught Holmes's eye before leaving Roylott's room?

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

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

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

8. Why did the coroner's office not figure out that Julia had been killed by a snake?

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

10. How is Roylott's bedroom described?

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

What are some of the main clues Holmes used to solve this case, and how did their significance escape the notice of all the other characters in this plot?

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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