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  • 1. 
                      Why is Helen Stoner afraid when she comes to see Holmes in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”?
    • A. 

      Her father has been murdered, and his money is missing.

    • B. 

      Her mother is missing, and her stepfather doesn’t seem upset.

    • C. 

      Her sister was murdered, and Helen fears for her own safety.

  • 2. 
    Why does the author of “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” have Holmes guess how Helen Stoner got to his rooms?
    • A. 

      To show that the detective has strong powers of deduction

    • B. 

      To show how silly Helen Stoner is

    • C. 

      To show what a good memory Watson has

  • 3. 
    Why does Holmes quickly suspect that Dr. Roylott is the criminal in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”?
    • A. 

      Dr. Roylott’s wife died under mysterious circumstances.

    • B. 

      Dr. Roylott is violent and has a financial motive.

    • C. 

      Dr. Roylott has poisoned people in the past.

    • D. 

      Holmes worked on a previous case involving Dr. Roylott.

  • 4. 
                      What, if any, significance does the presence of gypsies in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” have as evidence in the mystery?
    • A. 

      The gypsies have gathered poison herbs for Dr. Roylott.

    • B. 

      The gypsies have cast a spell on Dr. Roylott.

    • C. 

      The gypsies have been threatened by Dr. Roylott.

    • D. 

      The gypsies are a false clue and provide no evidence.

  • 5. 
                      What, if any, significance does Dr. Roylott’s interest in Indian animals have as evidence in solving the mystery posed in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”?
    • A. 

      His interest in these animals shows that he is insane.

    • B. 

      The murder “weapon” turns out to be an animal from India.

    • C. 

      The cheetah helps track down the murderer.

    • D. 

      His interest in animals is a false cue and provides no evidence.

  • 6. 
                       In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” what were the murder victim’s final words?
    • A. 

      “Arrest Dr. Roylott!”

    • B. 

      “It was the band! The speckled band!”

    • C. 

      “Call Sherlock Holmes . . . Now!”

    • D. 

      “He wants our money! Run for your life!”

  • 7. 
    In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” what two sounds are important evidence in solving the mystery?
    • A. 

      A whistling and a metallic clang

    • B. 

      A barking dog and a police siren

    • C. 

      A ticking clock and a ringing bell

    • D. 

      A tinkling piano and a gypsy’s song

  • 8. 
                      How is Helen Stoner’s present situation in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” similar to that of the murder victim’s?
    • A. 

      She is poor and running away from home.

    • B. 

      She has just returned from India and likes cheetahs.

    • C. 

      She is about to be married and is sleeping in the same room.

  • 9. 
                      What effect does the author of “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” create by having the detective and the prime suspect meet each other in the mystery?
    • A. 

      The meeting frightens the detective and slows the plot.

    • B. 

      The meeting creates tension and motivates the detective.

    • C. 

      The meeting explains the mystery.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Why would anyone want to murder an innocent young girl?

    • B. 

      Why don’t the fingerprints on the speckled band match those of the prime suspect?

    • C. 

      How did the murderer get into a locked room and kill the victim without a trace?

  • 11. 
    In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” why does Holmes wait for a signal before returning to the scene of the crime?
    • A. 

      He doesn’t want the criminal to know he is there.

    • B. 

      He wants to make sure that no one is home.

    • C. 

      He wants to make sure that everyone is asleep.

    • D. 

      The signal will mean that the mystery is solved.

  • 12. 
    “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” how was Julia Stoner murdered?
    • A. 

      Her stepfather opened the iron bars on her window and poisoned her.

    • B. 

      A snake was released into her room through a ventilator slot.

    • C. 

      A cheetah came through a trap door in the floor.

    • D. 

      A gypsy gave her some poison in her tea.

  • 13. 
                      Why does Holmes make the following statement in “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”? Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
    • A. 

      Holmes himself is injured in the trap he sets for Dr. Roylott.

    • B. 

      Helen Stoner is revealed to be the true criminal.

    • C. 

      Dr. Roylott is poisoned by the snake he used to kill Julia.

  • 14. 
    In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” what is the speckled band?
    • A. 

      A poison necklace

    • B. 

      A scarf used for strangling

    • C. 

      A bracelet identifying the murderer

    • D. 

      A snake

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Excitedly

    • B. 

      Jokingly

    • C. 

      Strangely

    • D. 

      Unexcitedly

  • 16. 
    “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” when Holmes is in a reverie, what is he doing?
    • A. 

      Running

    • B. 

      Thinking

    • C. 

      Arguing

    • D. 

      Eating

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Can be seen or touched

    • B. 

      Is very suspicious

    • C. 

      Can be frightening

    • D. 

      Is difficult to discover

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