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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "A Scandal in Bohemia," how does Holmes know someone is going to pay him a visit?
(a) Holmes receives a telegram.
(b) Holmes receives a phone call.
(c) Holmes receives a letter.
(d) It is a surprise guest.

2. What hours does Wilson work in his job for the Red-Headed League?
(a) 10-4.
(b) 7-7.
(c) 8-5.
(d) 2-4.

3. In "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," what animal does Charles McCarthy mention?
(a) A snake.
(b) A rat.
(c) A cat.
(d) A dog.

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

5. In "The Man with the Twisted Lip," what is unusual when Watson first meets Holmes?
(a) Holmes has a mustache.
(b) Holmes is in disguise.
(c) Holmes is skipping along the road.
(d) Holmes is sleeping.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character in "The Man with the Twisted Lip" is addicted to opium?

2. When Holmes begins to solve the case in "A Scandal in Bohemia," what is his disguise?

3. Who is Holmes' client in "The Red-Headed League?

4. Which of the following characters is not in "A Case of Identity?"

5. Where is Boscombe Valley?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "A Case of Identity", how does Holmes determine who the killer is?

2. How does "The Five Orange Pips" end?

3. In "A Case of Identity", what does Holmes decide to do with the information he has found on Turner?

4. What is Turner's motive for killing McCarthy?

5. As "A Case of Identity" begins, what are Watson and Holmes discussing?

6. Describe Holmes and Watson's living situations.

7. In "The Man with the Twisted Lip", why does St. Clair disguise himself as Boone?

8. Describe Holmes' process for solving cases.

9. Describe the objective of "The Red-Headed League".

10. Doyle typically uses a character from a foreign land in his stories. Describe how he uses this in "The Five Orange Pips".

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