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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Red-Headed League," what does Holmes believe is the reason for Wilson's job?
(a) To use as a tax shelter.
(b) To court his mistress.
(c) To buy Wilson's business.
(d) To keep Wilson away from his shop.

2. What character does "The Man with the Twisted Lip" begin a description with?
(a) Mr. St. Clair.
(b) Boone.
(c) Kate Whitney.
(d) Isa Whitney.

3. In "A Case of Identity," Watson uses a newspaper story about what to prove his point to Holmes?
(a) A murder.
(b) A stolen book.
(c) A bank robbery.
(d) A man beating his wife.

4. In "The Man with the Twisted Lip," whose disappearance is Holmes investigating?
(a) Isa Whitney.
(b) Mr. St. Clair.
(c) Mrs. St. Clair.
(d) Kate Whitney.

5. In "The Man with the Twisted Lip," what is Holmes feeling about the person he is looking for?
(a) That he is in jail.
(b) That he left his wife.
(c) That he will never be found.
(d) That he is dead.

6. In "The Man with the Twisted Lip," who is the last person to see the person Holmes is investigating?
(a) Mrs. St. Clair.
(b) Mr. St. Clair.
(c) Isa Whitney.
(d) Kate Whitney.

7. In "A Scandal in Bohemia," is Holmes successful at solving the case?
(a) Yes, the object is returned to the king.
(b) Yes, but the object is destroyed.
(c) No, the lady takes the object with her.
(d) No, Holmes is unsuccessful.

8. In "The Man with the Twisted Lip," when the police return to the last known location of the missing person, what do they find?
(a) A pistol and ammunition.
(b) A cripple and some clothes.
(c) A bottle of gin.
(d) A pipe.

9. After Watson finds and leaves with Whitney, who does Watson run into?
(a) Holmes.
(b) Mrs. St. Clair.
(c) Mr. St. Clair.
(d) His wife.

10. What does Mrs. St. Clair receive from her husband letting her know he is alright?
(a) A letter and his ring.
(b) A book and a feather.
(c) A pocketwatch and boots.
(d) A flower and vase.

11. Once Holmes determines the murderer in "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," what is the murderer's response?
(a) Confesses to the crime.
(b) Attempts to murder Holmes.
(c) Flees the scene.
(d) Denies his involvement.

12. In "A Scandal in Bohemia," what is the title of the visitor to Holmes' apartment?
(a) Prime Minister.
(b) Secretary.
(c) President.
(d) King.

13. In "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," who is originally arrested for murder?
(a) James McCarthy.
(b) John Turner.
(c) None of these.
(d) Charles McCarthy.

14. In "A Scandal in Bohemia," what is Watson's role at the female character's home?
(a) To call while Holmes is in the home.
(b) To distract the lady.
(c) To wait in the car.
(d) To throw a smoke bomb.

15. "A Case of Identity" begins with Holmes and Watson discussing the strangeness of _______________________.
(a) Ordinary people.
(b) Ordinary dreams.
(c) Ordinary life.
(d) Ordinary books.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the motivation for the murder in "The Boscombe Valley Mystery?"

2. In "The Red-Headed League," besides Peter Jones, who meets with Watson and Holmes?

3. Where did the letter Elias receives come from?

4. When Watson shows up at the appointed time at night, what is the role of Peter Jones?

5. What is the outcome of the case in "The Red-Headed League?"

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