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. How does Holmes make contact with the owner of the goose and hat?

2. What is the rate of pay for the engineer in "The Adventures of the Engineer's Thumb?"

3. When does "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" take place?

4. How many people does Holder show the Coronet to?

5. At the end of "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor," who does Holmes eat dinner with?

Short Essay Questions

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

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 Blue Carbuncle," what does Holmes do with the criminal at the end of the story?

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Write a character analysis of Holmes. Include the following: physical description, character traits, family/friends, profession, cases.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze Doyle's writing style, particularly his use of monologue to describe action sequences. How effective is telling about an action sequence rather than describing it as it happens?

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