The Five Orange Pips

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The Five Orange Pips - Quiz


A quiz about The Five Orange Pips, as retold by Clare West in Oxford's Bookworms Club Silver.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Letters were sent from each of the following cities EXCEPT

    • A.

      Liverpool, England

    • B.

      Dundee, Scotland

    • C.

      Pondicherry, India

    • D.

      East London, England

    Correct Answer
    A. Liverpool, England
    Explanation
    The question asks for the city that is NOT included in the list of cities from which letters were sent. The cities listed are Dundee, Scotland; Pondicherry, India; and East London, England. Therefore, the city that is NOT included in the list is Liverpool, England.

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  • 2. 

    The names of the members of the Openshaw family who died after receiving the letters are

    • A.

      John, Jacob, and Allan

    • B.

      John, Joseph, and Elias

    • C.

      Jason, Jacob, and Johan

    • D.

      Henry, Ed, and Thomas

    Correct Answer
    B. John, Joseph, and Elias
    Explanation
    The correct answer is John, Joseph, and Elias. This can be inferred from the given information that the members of the Openshaw family who died after receiving the letters are John, Joseph, and Elias.

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  • 3. 

    When in the USA, Uncle Elias fought in the Civil War for the South.  What secret group did he belong to and why was his diary so important? 

  • 4. 

    What do you think orange pips symbolize in this story? 

  • 5. 

    The letters came from different cities, but each city was a

    Correct Answer
    port city
    port
    sea port
    sea port city
    Explanation
    The letters came from different cities, but each city was a port city. This means that all the cities mentioned in the letters were located on a port, indicating that they were coastal cities with access to the sea. The terms "port" and "sea port" further emphasize the presence of a port in these cities, suggesting that they were specifically designed for maritime trade and transportation. Therefore, the correct answer includes all variations of the term "port city" and "sea port city" to encompass all possible descriptions of the cities mentioned in the letters.

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  • 6. 

    At the end of the story, Sherlock Holmes solves the crime.  Who does he send a letter to and why?

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