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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," when the police return to the last known location of the missing person, what do they find?

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

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

4. What building is next door to Wilson's shop?

5. In "The Five Orange Pips," what is Watson doing before their client comes in?

Short Essay Questions

1. What characteristics of a Holmes mystery are included in "A Case of Identity"?

2. What is Holmes' plan to recover the picture in "A Scandal in Bohemia?"

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

4. What do you know about Sherlock Holmes from "A Scandal in Bohemia?"

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does Peter Jones think of Holmes detective work in "The Red-Headed League"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb" and "The Five Orange Pips," focusing on Holmes's bringing criminals to justice.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast two stories from this collection.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze Doyle's writing style, particularly his use of monologue to describe action sequences. How effective is telling about an action sequence rather than describing it as it happens?

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