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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. In "The Man with the Twisted Lip," what is unusual when Watson first meets Holmes?

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

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

4. What is Holmes' client being blackmailed with in "A Scandal in Bohemia?"

5. In "The Red-Headed League," where do Holmes and Watson go?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe Holmes' process for solving cases.

5. How does Miss Sutherland come into a large sum of money in "A Case of Identity?"

6. Describe the mystery in "A Case of Identity".

7. Describe the advertisement "The Red-Headed League" places in the newspaper.

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

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

10. In "A Case of Identity", why does Windbanks masquerade as Angel?

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

Compare and contrast two stories from this collection.

Essay Topic 3

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sets his mysteries of Sherlock Holmes mainly in London in the late 19th century, commonly known as the Victorian Era. Describe the setting of the mysteries and analyze effect setting has on the plot.

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