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. At the end of "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet," what happens to Holder's son?

2. In "The Adventures of the Engineer's Thumb," what does the engineer try to fix?

3. In "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," why doesn't the stepfather want his stepdaughter to get married?

4. In "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," what animal is kept for security?

5. What is found in the stomach of a goose?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

8. In "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb," what does Holmes deduce the machine is used for?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

What are the characteristics of a Sherlock Holmes mystery? Use examples from the short stories to support your points.

Essay Topic 3

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

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