The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Test | Final 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. In "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," where is Hunter required to sit?

2. In "The Adventures of the Engineer's Thumb," what does Holmes conclude about the machine?

3. How many people does Holder show the Coronet to?

4. What is the rate of pay for the engineer in "The Adventures of the Engineer's Thumb?"

5. In "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet," what is Alexander Holder's profession?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" similar to "The Adventures of the Speckled Band?"

2. In "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," why does Helen go to see Holmes?

3. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," what does Holmes do with the criminal at the end of the story?

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

5. What is Ryder's role in the theft of the blue carbuncle?

6. What happens to Lord St. Simon on his wedding day in "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor?"

7. In "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb," before agreeing to work, what does Victor ask Stark?

8. In "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet," why does Holder believe his son stole the coronet?

9. In "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," what happens to Julia?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Which short story is your favorite? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Holmes uses the process of deduction in solving his cases. Contrast this with more traditional detective work using inductive reasoning. What are the similarities and differences between these two types of reasoning?

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