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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 Red-Headed League," what does Holmes ask Watson to bring with him at night?

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

3. In "The Man with the Twisted Lip," what is Holmes feeling about the person he is looking for?

4. Holmes determines that Windbanks is ______________.

5. Once Holmes determines the murderer in "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," what is the murderer's response?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Man with the Twisted Lip", Watson and Holmes meet up while working on separate cases. What do their two cases have in common?

2. Describe Holmes and Watson's living situations.

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

4. 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?

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

6. Describe Holmes' process for solving cases.

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

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

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

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

In more than one story, Holmes decides the fate of criminals, taking justice into his own hands. Analyze this aspect of Holmes character. Is it appropriate for Holmes to override the justice system? What are the qualities of the criminals Holmes most frequently lets go?

Essay Topic 2

Do you think Holmes is brilliant or just lucky? Defend your argument with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

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

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