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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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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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