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 Speckled Band," who dies of strange circumstances?

2. At the end of "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet," what happens to the niece?

3. What is unusual about the requirements for the job Miss Violet Hunter seeks?

4. At the end of "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," what does Holmes hit with his cane?

5. When the engineer arrives at the designated spot in "The Adventures of the Engineer's Thumb," what is the German woman's attitude towards him?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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," what does Holmes deduce the machine is used for?

5. In "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor," who is the man who accompanies Miss Doran to Holmes' apartment?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Select one of the short stories in this collection. Analyze the story's plot structure. Does it follow a traditional plot diagram?

Essay Topic 2

Which short story is your favorite? Why?

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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