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 Inspector Lestrade find in the river?

2. What happens to Holder's niece?

3. At the end of "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," what does Miss Hunter do?

4. In "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," where does Hunter ask Holmes to meet her?

5. What is the Beryl Coronet known for?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor," Inspector Lestrade shows Holmes a piece of evidence. What part of the note is most interesting to Holmes?

2. In "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," why does Mr. Rucastle hire Miss Violet Hunter?

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

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

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

6. In "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb," how does Victor escape after Stark tries to kill him?

7. What characteristics of a Holmes mystery does "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" contain?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

While it is true that many of these stories involve long monologues of characters recounting the details of past events, there is often taut and sprightly dialogue between Holmes and Watson. Using examples from the text, analyze Doyle's use of dialogue.

Essay Topic 3

In "The Man with the Twisted Lip," Holmes and Watson often travel in the underbelly of London. Additionally, Holmes is somewhat addicted to morphine and cocaine. The story has Holmes and Watson going deep into the underground world of opium dens and beggars. In an essay, analyze the theme of social realism, as attempted by Doyle.

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