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 Noble Bachelor," what does Holmes find intriguing about the note?

2. What year does "The Adventures of the Engineer's Thumb" begin?

3. While sitting, what does Hunter notice?

4. How does Moulton contact Doran on her wedding day?

5. In "The Adventures of the Engineer's Thumb," why does the main character go to see Watson?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet," how does Holder end up with the Beryl Coronet?

3. What turn of events does "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" end with?

4. Why is "The Adventures of the Speckled Band" more of a favorite than "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches?"

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

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

7. In "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb," what does Colonel Lysander ask Victor to do in the country?

8. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," what does Holmes deduce about the owner of the hat.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a literary critique of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". What does the author do well? How do the stories fit together as a whole? What do you think of Doyle's writing style? Would you recommend "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" to a friend? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is different from many current writers of detective fiction and also from many of his contemporaries in that his work typically doesn't have any extreme plot twists. For which stories is this not true? In these stories, describe the plot twists that occur.

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