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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. What does Holmes refer to the female character in "A Scandal in Bohemia" as?
(a) "The temptress."
(b) "The woman."
(c) "The sleuth."
(d) Nothing. He refuses to speak her name.

2. In "The Five Orange Pips," how are the first and second letter similar?
(a) Both are written on the same typewriter.
(b) Both have KKK and five orange pips.
(c) Both are from India.
(d) Both are written in Spanish.

3. Once Isa Whitney is found, what must Watson do before he leaves?
(a) Get him dressed.
(b) Clean him up.
(c) Pay his bill.
(d) Post bail.

4. According to Watson's medical investigation in "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," from which angle did the fatal blow come?
(a) From behind.
(b) From the front.
(c) There was no fatal blow.
(d) From the side.

5. When Holmes, Watson and their client go to the female character's home in "A Scandal in Bohemia," where is she?
(a) Eating in the kitchen.
(b) Hiding in the stable.
(c) She is no longer there.
(d) In the sitting room.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Holmes' client in "A Case of Identity?"

2. Where did Sutherland and Angel meet?

3. According to the interrogation report of James in "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," what sound did Charles McCarthy make?

4. In "The Five Orange Pips," what happens to Joseph?

5. Who receives the second letter in "The Five Orange Pips?"

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the characters in "The Five Orange Pips"?

2. How is "The Five Orange Pips" similar to "A Scandal in Bohemia"?

3. In "The Red-Headed League", why does Holmes want to look at Spaulding's knees?

4. What is the case Holmes takes on in "A Scandal in Bohemia?"

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

6. In "The Five Orange Pips", where are each of the letters sent from?

7. While pondering the clues of the case in "The Man with the Twisted Lip", what does Holmes do?

8. In "A Scandal in Bohemia," what is odd about Doyle's writing style?

9. In "A Case of Identity", how does Holmes solve the case?

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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