The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Test | Mid-Book 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. Who does Holmes believe to be behind the Red-Headed League?

2. After Watson finds and leaves with Whitney, who does Watson run into?

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

4. What does Holmes decide to do with the killer at the end of "The Boscombe Valley Mystery?"

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In "A Scandal in Bohemia," Holmes goes out disguised as a drunken stable worker to Miss Adler's stable. What happens when he follows Miss Adler?

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

3. Describe Mr. Angel's appearance at the ball.

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

5. What dangerous favor does Isa Whitney ask of Watson?

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

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

8. Where is Mr. St. Clair's coat found and why was it so hard to discover?

9. Why do you think Doyle ends "The Five Orange Pips" with no real resolution?

10. Who are the main characters in "A Case of Identity"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

While it is true that many of these stories involve long monologues of characters recounting the details of past events, there is often taut and sprightly dialogue between Holmes and Watson. Using examples from the text, analyze Doyle's use of dialogue.

Essay Topic 2

What do you know about the author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? What are his influences in writing Sherlock Holmes?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the irony found in "The Man with the Twisted Lip."

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