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. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," what does Holmes deduce about the owner of the hat based on the size?

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

4. In "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," who dies of strange circumstances?

5. Where do Miss Doran and Mr. Francis Hay Moulton meet?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Lord St. Simon on his wedding day in "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor?"

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

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 Speckled Band," why does Helen go to see Holmes?

5. In "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor", what happens to the couple after their marriage ceremony?

6. What is Holder's niece's involvement with the stolen coronet?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you think Holmes is brilliant or just lucky? Defend your argument with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Write a literary critique of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". What does the author do well? How do the stories fit together as a whole? What do you think of Doyle's writing style? Would you recommend "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" to a friend? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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

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