The Boscombe Valley Mystery Quiz

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"The Boscombe Valley Mystery" written by Arthur Doyle with its main character Sherlock Holmes. This quiz is in question and answers format. The story revolves around a murder plot and how Sherlock Holmes resolves it. This quiz contains various facts and other relevant questions from the story. If you have read the story, play this quiz and see how much you know about it. If you like the quiz, share it with your friends and family. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "She saw McCarthy and his son having an argument... she ran home to tell her mother." The pronoun "she" in the above excerpt refers to

    • A.

      Alice

    • B.

      Patience

    • C.

      Mrs Moran

    • D.

      Mrs McCarthy

    Correct Answer
    B. Patience
    Explanation
    The pronoun "she" in the given excerpt refers to Patience. This can be inferred from the fact that Patience saw McCarthy and his son having an argument and then she ran home to tell her mother. Since Patience is the only female character mentioned in the options, it can be concluded that "she" refers to her.

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  • 2. 

    What happened when she told her mother what she had seen?

    • A.

      James rushed in to inform them that his father was hurt.

    • B.

      Her mother rushed to the scene of the argument.

    • C.

      They both called the police

    • D.

      James killed them both.

    Correct Answer
    C. They both called the police
    Explanation
    When she told her mother what she had seen, both she and her mother took immediate action by calling the police. This suggests that whatever she had witnessed was serious enough to warrant involving the authorities.

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  • 3. 

    Mr. McCarthy went to Boscombe Pool because he wanted to

    • A.

      Shoot some rabbits

    • B.

      Get rid of his son, James

    • C.

      Meet someone there at three o'clock

    • D.

      Get away from his abusive son who returned from Bristol

    Correct Answer
    C. Meet someone there at three o'clock
    Explanation
    This scenario is from "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle. Mr. McCarthy went to Boscombe Pool to meet someone there at three o'clock. This meeting becomes a crucial element in the investigation conducted by Sherlock Holmes.

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  • 4. 

    James and his father were most probably arguing about

    • A.

      Their property on Baker Street

    • B.

      James' refusal to marry Alice Turner

    • C.

      James' marriage to a barmaid in Bristol

    • D.

      The property they would gain from Mr Turner

    Correct Answer
    B. James' refusal to marry Alice Turner
    Explanation
    The correct answer is James' refusal to marry Alice Turner. This can be inferred from the given options as it is the only choice that involves James' personal relationship and decision-making. The other options are related to property and marriage to someone else, which may be important but not necessarily the cause of the argument.

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  • 5. 

    Who was arrested for the murder of Charles McCarthy?

    • A.

      John Turner

    • B.

      Alice Turner

    • C.

      James McCarthy

    • D.

      Mr and Mrs Moran

    Correct Answer
    C. James McCarthy
    Explanation
    James McCarthy was arrested for the murder of Charles McCarthy because he was the most likely suspect. As the question does not provide any additional information, it can be assumed that James McCarthy had a motive or was found at the crime scene, leading to his arrest. The other options, John Turner, Alice Turner, and Mr and Mrs Moran, are not mentioned in relation to the murder and therefore are not the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Who is the father of James?

    • A.

      Charles

    • B.

      Moran

    • C.

       Lestrade 

    • D.

      Alice

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is Charles. This implies that Charles is the father of James.

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  • 7. 

    Who asked Sherlock Holmes for help?

    • A.

      James McCarthy

    • B.

      Detective Lestrade

    • C.

      Charles McCarthy

    • D.

      Mrs Moran

    Correct Answer
    A. James McCarthy
    Explanation
    James McCarthy asked Sherlock Holmes for help. This can be inferred from the information given in the question, where the names of different individuals are mentioned. Among these options, James McCarthy is the only one who can be identified as the person who sought Sherlock Holmes' assistance.

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  • 8. 

    Where did James McCarthy want to go?

    • A.

      Hunting

    • B.

      Swimming

    • C.

      Library

    • D.

      Running

    Correct Answer
    A. Hunting
    Explanation
    James McCarthy wanted to go hunting.

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  • 9. 

    Where did James McCarthy go?

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Bristol

    • C.

      Glasgow

    • D.

      Leeds

    Correct Answer
    B. Bristol
    Explanation
    James McCarthy went to Bristol.

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  • 10. 

    Whose right hand was covered in blood?

    • A.

      James McCarthy

    • B.

      Charles McCarthy

    • C.

      Mrs Moran

    • D.

      Lestrade

    Correct Answer
    A. James McCarthy
    Explanation
    James McCarthy's right hand was covered in blood.

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