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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 "The Adventures of the Engineer's Thumb," why does the main character go to see Watson?
(a) He needs a place to hide.
(b) He is an old family friend.
(c) He is lost and asks for directions.
(d) He needs a doctor.

2. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," how does Holmes determine where the goose was purchased?
(a) Makes a bet.
(b) Asks the owner.
(c) Threatens with his fists.
(d) Makes a bribe.

3. How does Holmes know the owner of the hat's wife no longer loves him in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle?"
(a) The hat has not been brushed for weeks.
(b) The hat has tags on it.
(c) The hat has not been pressed for days.
(d) The hat smells of perfume.

4. At the end of "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," what does Miss Hunter do?
(a) She has dinner with Holmes.
(b) She receives a promotion.
(c) She runs a school of her own.
(d) She takes a job as a governess.

5. In "The Adventures of the Engineer's Thumb," what dangerous situation does the engineer get into?
(a) He gets locked in the same room as the machine.
(b) He jumps onto a fast moving train.
(c) He gets drunk and tries to operate the machine.
(d) He is held hostage.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor," what did the bride drop while walking down the aisle?

2. Why does Holder take the Coronet home with him?

3. What is found in the stomach of a goose?

4. In "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," what is the role of Mr. Rucastle?

5. Who is Holmes' client in "The Adventure of the Speckled Band?"

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet," how does Holder end up with the Beryl Coronet?

2. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," as the policeman tries to stop a gang beating up a man, what two items does the victim drop before running off?

3. Why is "The Adventures of the Speckled Band" more of a favorite than "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches?"

4. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," what does Holmes do with the criminal at the end of the story?

5. In "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," why does Mr. Rucastle hire Miss Violet Hunter?

6. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," what does Holmes deduce about the owner of the hat.

7. What turn of events does "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" end with?

8. In "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor," Inspector Lestrade shows Holmes a piece of evidence. What part of the note is most interesting to Holmes?

9. How is "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" similar to "The Adventures of the Speckled Band?"

10. What does Holmes tell Hunter to do in "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches?"

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