Mystery Trivia: Alfred, Agatha, And Arthur

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Mystery Trivia: Alfred, Agatha, And Arthur - Quiz

How many Agatha Christie, Alfred Hitchcock, and Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes trivia questions can you answer?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In which Hitchcock movie did the filmmaker make his cameo appearance wearing a 10-gallon hat?

    • A.

      The Birds

    • B.

      The 39 Steps

    • C.

      Frenzy

    • D.

      Psycho

    Correct Answer
    D. Psycho
    Explanation
    In the movie "Psycho," Hitchcock made his cameo appearance wearing a 10-gallon hat.

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  • 2. 

    Which Hitchcock film takes place on Mount Rushmore? 

    • A.

      North by Northwest

    • B.

      Notorious

    • C.

      Dial M for Murder

    • D.

      Number Seventeen

    Correct Answer
    A. North by Northwest
    Explanation
    "North by Northwest" is the correct answer because it is the only Hitchcock film on the given list that takes place on Mount Rushmore. The film follows the story of an innocent man who is mistaken for a government agent and becomes entangled in a web of espionage and intrigue. The climax of the film takes place on Mount Rushmore, where a thrilling chase scene unfolds between the protagonist and his pursuers. The iconic setting of Mount Rushmore plays a significant role in the film, making "North by Northwest" the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Which Hitchcock film featured Grace Kelly and Cary Gratn?

    • A.

      Rear Window

    • B.

      To Catch a Thief

    • C.

      Rebecca

    • D.

      Rope

    Correct Answer
    B. To Catch a Thief
    Explanation
    To Catch a Thief is the correct answer because it is a Hitchcock film that featured Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. The film is a romantic thriller about a retired cat burglar who becomes the prime suspect in a series of robberies. Grace Kelly plays a wealthy socialite who becomes involved with Grant's character and helps him clear his name. The film is known for its glamorous setting on the French Riviera and its suspenseful plot twists.

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  • 4. 

    Which Agatha Christie mystery takes place in Egypt?

    • A.

      Come and Be Hanged

    • B.

      Murder With Mirrows

    • C.

      Murder on the Orient Express

    • D.

      Death on the Nile

    Correct Answer
    D. Death on the Nile
    Explanation
    "Death on the Nile" is the correct answer because it is a well-known Agatha Christie mystery that is set in Egypt. The story follows Hercule Poirot as he investigates a murder that occurs during a cruise on the Nile River. The exotic location adds to the intrigue and provides a unique backdrop for the mystery to unfold.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following mysteries featured Hercule Poirot? 

    • A.

      Evil Under the Sun

    • B.

      The Body in the Library

    • C.

      At Bertram's Hotel

    • D.

      The Murder at the Vicarage

    Correct Answer
    A. Evil Under the Sun
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Evil Under the Sun. This is a mystery novel written by Agatha Christie and features her famous detective character, Hercule Poirot. In this book, Poirot investigates a murder that takes place on an island resort during the summer. The story involves a complex web of suspects and motives, and Poirot uses his keen observation and deduction skills to unravel the truth behind the crime.

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  • 6. 

    Which Agatha Christie mystery was told from the point of view of the killer?

    • A.

      Murder on the Orient Express

    • B.

      The Mystery of the Blue Train

    • C.

      The Pale Horse

    • D.

      The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    Correct Answer
    D. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd". In this Agatha Christie mystery, the story is narrated by the character Dr. James Sheppard, who is also the killer. The unique narrative perspective adds to the suspense and surprise of the novel, making it a standout among Christie's works.

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  • 7. 

    How many Sherlock Holmes novels did Conan Doyle write?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Eight

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Eleven

    Correct Answer
    C. Four
    Explanation
    Conan Doyle wrote four Sherlock Holmes novels. These novels include "A Study in Scarlet," "The Sign of the Four," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," and "The Valley of Fear." These novels are considered classics of detective fiction and have made Sherlock Holmes one of the most famous fictional characters in literature.

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  • 8. 

    What did Sherlock Holmes keep in the toe of his Persian slipper?

    • A.

      A gun

    • B.

      A key

    • C.

      Tobacco

    • D.

      Poison

    Correct Answer
    C. Tobacco
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes kept tobacco in the toe of his Persian slipper. As a detective, Holmes was known for his keen observation skills and deductive reasoning. He was also a heavy smoker, often using tobacco to help him think and solve complex cases. Storing tobacco in the toe of his slipper allowed him to have easy access to it whenever he needed a smoke break during his investigations.

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  • 9. 

    What type of people did Holmes not trust?

    • A.

      Women

    • B.

      Scotland Yard Detectives

    • C.

      Americans

    • D.

      Those who never touch alcohol

    Correct Answer
    A. Women
    Explanation
    Holmes did not trust women. This can be inferred from various instances in the Sherlock Holmes stories where he expresses skepticism towards the abilities and motives of women. He often considers them to be unpredictable and unreliable, making it difficult for him to trust them. Additionally, Holmes's character is portrayed as having a generally skeptical and mistrustful nature, which extends to his view of women.

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  • 10. 

    Who is the author of the following mystery-trivia books: What's Your Agatha Christie I.Q.?, The Alfred Hitchcock Triviography and Quiz Book, and The Sherlock Holmes Triviography and Quiz Book?

    • A.

      George Washington

    • B.

      Bruce Springsteen

    • C.

      Charles Dickens

    • D.

      Kathleen Kaska

    Correct Answer
    D. Kathleen Kaska
    Explanation
    Kathleen Kaska is the author of the given mystery-trivia books: "What's Your Agatha Christie I.Q.?", "The Alfred Hitchcock Triviography and Quiz Book," and "The Sherlock Holmes Triviography and Quiz Book."

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