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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 "A Scandal in Bohemia," what is Watson's role at the female character's home?

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

3. What body part of Spaulding's does Holmes want to see?

4. In "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," what does James claim to see in the water?

5. According to Watson's medical investigation in "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," from which angle did the fatal blow come?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the case Holmes takes on in "A Scandal in Bohemia?"

2. Describe the plot twist in "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet."

3. What is Holder's niece's involvement with the stolen coronet?

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

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

6. In "A Case of Identity", how does Holmes solve the case?

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

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

9. In "A Case of Identity", how does Holmes determine who the killer is?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Select one of the short stories in this collection. Analyze the story's plot structure. Does it follow a traditional plot diagram?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the point of view from which the Sherlock Holmes stories are told.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast two stories from this collection.

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