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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. When Holmes and Watson arrive at the main character's home in "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," where does she go?
2. What is found in the stomach of a goose?
3. What happens to Mr. Rucastle's daughter?
4. In "The Adventures of the Engineer's Thumb," why does the main character go to see Watson?
5. In "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," why does Mr. Rucastle not want his daughter to get married?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Ryder's role in the theft of the blue carbuncle?
2. In "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb," what does Holmes deduce the machine is used for?
3. In "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb," how does Victor escape after Stark tries to kill him?
4. In "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb," before agreeing to work, what does Victor ask Stark?
5. In "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," why does Mr. Rucastle hire Miss Violet Hunter?
6. Why is "The Adventures of the Speckled Band" more of a favorite than "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches?"
7. What turn of events does "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" end with?
8. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," as the policeman tries to stop a gang beating up a man, what two items does the victim drop before running off?
9. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," what does Holmes deduce about the owner of the hat.
10. What is Holder's niece's involvement with the stolen coronet?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze the point of view from which the Sherlock Holmes stories are told.
Essay Topic 2
Write a character analysis of Watson. What is Watson's role in the novel? Who do you think is smarter - Watson or Holmes? Why do you think Watson is Holmes friend? What would Holmes be without Watson? How would you describe the relationship between Holmes and Watson?
Essay Topic 3
Do you think Holmes is brilliant or just lucky? Defend your argument with examples from the text.
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