Three Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

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Three Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes - Quiz

As part of short stories by Conan Doyle, Three Adventures of Sherlock Holmes has both been acted and played in many theaters. If you have read the book, take the quiz below and see what you can remember.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In "The Speckled Band," how does Sherlock know that Helen Stoner had recently gotten off the train?

    • A.

      He saw part of a ticket in her glove.

    • B.

      She gave him the ticket.

    • C.

      She told him.

    • D.

      He saw her get off the train.

    Correct Answer
    A. He saw part of a ticket in her glove.
    Explanation
    Sherlock deduces that Helen Stoner had recently gotten off the train because he saw part of a ticket in her glove. This suggests that she had just arrived at the location, as she had not yet discarded the ticket. Sherlock's keen observation skills allow him to make this deduction based on the evidence he observed.

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  • 2. 

    Why did Helen Stoner come to visit Sherlock Holmes?

    • A.

      Her father died.

    • B.

      Her mother died.

    • C.

      Her sister died.

    • D.

      Someone robber her.

    Correct Answer
    C. Her sister died.
    Explanation
    Helen Stoner came to visit Sherlock Holmes because her sister had died. This implies that Helen Stoner sought Holmes' help in investigating the circumstances surrounding her sister's death.

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  • 3. 

    Why is Dr. Grimesby Roylott angry at Sherlock Holmes when he comes to Holmes' apartment?

    • A.

      He knows that his stepdaughter has just given Holmes money.

    • B.

      He thinks his stepdaughter has just visited Holmes.

    • C.

      He thinks that Holmes wants to take his money.

    • D.

      He thinks that Holmes wants to kill him.

    Correct Answer
    B. He thinks his stepdaughter has just visited Holmes.
    Explanation
    Dr. Grimesby Roylott is angry at Sherlock Holmes when he comes to Holmes' apartment because he believes that his stepdaughter has just visited Holmes. This suggests that Dr. Roylott is possessive and controlling over his stepdaughter, and he is suspicious of her interactions with other people, particularly Holmes. This anger may stem from his desire to maintain control over her and his fear of losing influence over her decisions and actions.

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  • 4. 

    When Dr. Roylott says that Sherlock Holmes "pretend to be a police officer", what does he mean?

    • A.

      Holmes wants to be a police officer, but he hasn't been accepted.

    • B.

      Holmes dresses like a police officer, but he isn't a real police officer.

    • C.

      Holmes used to be a police officer but quit a long time ago.

    • D.

      Holmes acts like a police officer but isn't a real one.

    Correct Answer
    D. Holmes acts like a police officer but isn't a real one.
    Explanation
    The phrase "pretend to be" suggests that Holmes is pretending or acting like a police officer, indicating that he is not actually a real police officer. This means that he may adopt the mannerisms, behavior, or appearance of a police officer, but he does not hold the official position or have the authority of a real police officer.

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  • 5. 

    Why does Helen Stoner's father want to stop his daughters from marrying?

    • A.

      He doesn't love their husbands.

    • B.

      He doesn't want his daughters to leave home.

    • C.

      He has a different husband chosen for each of his daughters.

    • D.

      He will get less money every year if his daughters are married.

    Correct Answer
    D. He will get less money every year if his daughters are married.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He will get less money every year if his daughters are married." This is evident from the information provided in the question. It suggests that the father has financial motives for preventing his daughters from getting married, as he would receive less money annually if they were to be married.

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  • 6. 

    When looking around in Helen Stoner's room, Sherlock said, "Bell ropes which do not pull, and ventilators which do not ventilate." Why did he say this?

    • A.

      He needed a repairman to fix the problems in the room.

    • B.

      They needed to use the ventilator quickly before Dr. Roylott returned.

    • C.

      There were many strange things that made him suspicious.

    • D.

      There was no air in the room, and he needed to breathe.

    Correct Answer
    C. There were many strange things that made him suspicious.
    Explanation
    Sherlock said, "Bell ropes which do not pull, and ventilators which do not ventilate," because he noticed several unusual and suspicious things in Helen Stoner's room. These strange occurrences raised his suspicions and indicated that something was amiss. The malfunctioning bell ropes and non-functioning ventilators were just a few examples of the peculiarities that caught Sherlock's attention and led him to believe that there was more to the situation than met the eye.

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  • 7. 

    How did Sherlock Holmes know there would be a ventilator in Helen Stoner's room before he went there?

    • A.

      She told him on the train.

    • B.

      She showed him a picture of the room.

    • C.

      He had seen a floor plan of the room.

    • D.

      She had told him that her sister had smelled cigarette smoke from inside the house.

    Correct Answer
    D. She had told him that her sister had smelled cigarette smoke from inside the house.
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes knew there would be a ventilator in Helen Stoner's room because she had told him that her sister had smelled cigarette smoke from inside the house. This information suggests that there must be a way for the smoke to enter the room, and a ventilator is a possible explanation for that. Holmes deduced this based on the evidence provided by Helen Stoner.

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  • 8. 

    What is the speckled band?

    • A.

      A snake

    • B.

      A rope

    • C.

      A group of traveling gypsies

    • D.

      A bracelet

    Correct Answer
    A. A snake
    Explanation
    The speckled band refers to a snake. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as the speckled band is typically associated with the markings or patterns found on a snake's skin. Additionally, the other options such as a rope, a group of traveling gypsies, or a bracelet do not align with the common understanding of what a speckled band represents.

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  • 9. 

    How did Sherlock know that John Openshaw had come from Sussex?

    • A.

      John told Sherlock that he had come from there.

    • B.

      Sherlock noticed mud on John's boots and knew it was from Sussex.

    • C.

      Sherlock noticed John's ticket in his left coat pocket.

    • D.

      John had a strange accent that sounded like the Sussex accent.

    Correct Answer
    B. Sherlock noticed mud on John's boots and knew it was from Sussex.
    Explanation
    Sherlock deduced that John Openshaw had come from Sussex because he noticed mud on his boots that matched the characteristics of Sussex mud. This suggests that John had recently been in Sussex, as the mud on his boots was still fresh. Sherlock's keen observation skills allowed him to make this deduction based on the physical evidence he observed.

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  • 10. 

    How did John Openshaw's uncle feel when he got the letters "K.K.K." in a letter?

    • A.

      Very afaid

    • B.

      A little afraid, but mostly excited

    • C.

      Very excited

    • D.

      Relieved

    Correct Answer
    A. Very afaid
    Explanation
    John Openshaw's uncle felt very afraid when he received the letters "K.K.K." in a letter.

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  • 11. 

    How did John Openshaw's uncle die?

    • A.

      He poisoned himself

    • B.

      He drowned

    • C.

      He was shot

    • D.

      He died of old age

    Correct Answer
    B. He drowned
    Explanation
    John Openshaw's uncle died by drowning.

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  • 12. 

    Why was the Lone Star important?

    • A.

      It was a book that had all of the secrets of the KKK.

    • B.

      It was carrying John Openshaw when he died.

    • C.

      It was carrying Americans who were a part of the KKK.

    • D.

      Sherlock Holmes took the Lone Star to the north of England to find the KKK.

    Correct Answer
    B. It was carrying John Openshaw when he died.
  • 13. 

    Why wasn't Holmes able to catch the KKK men who killed John Openshaw?

    • A.

      Their ship was lost at sea.

    • B.

      The police caught them first.

    • C.

      They tried to kill John Watson, but they got away before Holmes could catch them.

    • D.

      They turned themselves in to the police because they were tired of running away from them.

    Correct Answer
    A. Their ship was lost at sea.
    Explanation
    Holmes wasn't able to catch the KKK men who killed John Openshaw because their ship was lost at sea. This implies that the men were unable to escape and evade Holmes due to the unfortunate incident of their ship being lost, which hindered their ability to flee and made it impossible for Holmes to apprehend them.

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  • 14. 

    All three of the Sherlock Holmes stories start in the same way. How do they start?

    • A.

      Holmes and Watson call the police about a problem.

    • B.

      Holmes and Watson find a dead body somewhere.

    • C.

      The police come to Holmes and Watson with a problem.

    • D.

      A stranger comes to Holmes and Watson for help.

    Correct Answer
    D. A stranger comes to Holmes and Watson for help.
    Explanation
    In all three of the Sherlock Holmes stories, they start with a stranger coming to Holmes and Watson for help. This sets the stage for the detective duo to embark on their investigations and showcase their deductive reasoning skills. The stranger's arrival serves as the catalyst for the plot and introduces the mystery that Holmes and Watson will unravel throughout the story.

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  • 15. 

    Why was Alexander Holder, the rich London banker, upset that he kept the crown of diamonds?

    • A.

      It wasn't worth the money he paid for it.

    • B.

      It was a fake crown with no real gold on it.

    • C.

      All of the jewels on it were glass, not diamonds.

    • D.

      It belonged to the government, and he could have gotten in trouble for having it.

    Correct Answer
    D. It belonged to the government, and he could have gotten in trouble for having it.
    Explanation
    Alexander Holder, the rich London banker, was upset that he kept the crown of diamonds because it belonged to the government, and he could have gotten in trouble for having it.

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  • 16. 

    Alexander Holder saw his son with the diamond crown late at night. Alexander thought that his son was trying to steal more of the diamonds from the crown. What was his son trying to do?

    • A.

      Glue some of the diamonds back on the crown

    • B.

      Steal the crown

    • C.

      Break the crown

    • D.

      Bend the crown back the way it should have been

    Correct Answer
    D. Bend the crown back the way it should have been
    Explanation
    The son was trying to bend the crown back to its original shape. This suggests that the crown had been damaged or altered in some way, and the son was attempting to fix it by bending it back into the correct shape.

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  • 17. 

    What is the best way to describe Sherlock Holmes?

    • A.

      Fun

    • B.

      Intelligent

    • C.

      Risky

    • D.

      Angry

    Correct Answer
    B. Intelligent
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes is best described as intelligent because he possesses exceptional deductive reasoning skills and a keen ability to solve complex mysteries. He is known for his sharp intellect, astute observations, and logical thinking, which enable him to solve cases that others find baffling. His intelligence is a defining characteristic that sets him apart and allows him to outsmart criminals and uncover the truth behind intricate puzzles.

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  • 18. 

    What are some things that Helen Stoner does not like about her stepfather? Check all that are correct.

    • A.

      He gives his friends too much money.

    • B.

      He stays locked in his room a lot.

    • C.

      He is always arguing with everyone.

    • D.

      He kept strange wild animals around his home.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. He stays locked in his room a lot.
    C. He is always arguing with everyone.
    D. He kept strange wild animals around his home.
    Explanation
    Helen Stoner does not like that her stepfather stays locked in his room a lot, as it implies that he is distant and unavailable. She also dislikes that he is always arguing with everyone, which creates a tense and hostile environment. Additionally, she is not fond of the fact that he kept strange wild animals around their home, which could be dangerous and unsettling.

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  • 19. 

    What are some things that are true about Dr. Roylott? Check all that are correct.

    • A.

      He wants to get married.

    • B.

      He lives at Stoke Moran.

    • C.

      He has a very bad temper.

    • D.

      He used to live in India.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. He lives at Stoke Moran.
    C. He has a very bad temper.
    D. He used to live in India.
    Explanation
    Dr. Roylott lives at Stoke Moran, as mentioned in the question. He is also described as having a very bad temper, indicating that he has a volatile personality. Additionally, it is stated that he used to live in India, suggesting that he has a past connection to the country.

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  • 20. 

    What are some reasons that John Openshaw's father chooses to do nothing when he gets the letter with five pips and the letters "K.K.K."? Check all that are correct.

    • A.

      He is afraid.

    • B.

      He thinks that the police won't believe him or help him.

    • C.

      He wants to plant the seeds.

    • D.

      He is a member of the KKK.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. He is afraid.
    B. He thinks that the police won't believe him or help him.
    Explanation
    John Openshaw's father chooses to do nothing when he receives the letter with five pips and the letters "K.K.K." because he is afraid and he believes that the police won't believe or help him.

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  • 21. 

    What do the deaths of John Openshaw, his father, and his uncle all have in common? Check all that are correct.

    • A.

      They all appear to be accidents.

    • B.

      They are all connected to the KKK.

    • C.

      They all involve an envelope of pips.

    • D.

      They were all caused by the police of London.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. They all appear to be accidents.
    B. They are all connected to the KKK.
    C. They all involve an envelope of pips.
    Explanation
    The deaths of John Openshaw, his father, and his uncle all appear to be accidents because there is no evidence to suggest foul play or intentional harm. Additionally, they are all connected to the KKK, as the envelope of pips sent to John Openshaw is a symbol associated with the KKK. The involvement of the KKK suggests a motive or connection between the deaths. Therefore, the deaths being accidents, connected to the KKK, and involving an envelope of pips are the common factors among them.

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  • 22. 

    What does Sherlock Holmes use to find the person who stole the diamonds from the crown of diamonds? Check all that are correct.

    • A.

      Footprints in the snow

    • B.

      The shoes of George Burnwell

    • C.

      A revolver (a gun)

    • D.

      A foreign newspaper

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Footprints in the snow
    B. The shoes of George Burnwell
    C. A revolver (a gun)
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes uses footprints in the snow to track down the person who stole the diamonds from the crown of diamonds. Footprints can provide valuable clues about the size, weight, and direction of the person's movements. Additionally, Holmes also considers the shoes of George Burnwell, as they may have specific patterns or marks that can match the footprints found in the snow. Lastly, Holmes might use a revolver or gun as a means of protection or to confront the suspected thief if necessary. A foreign newspaper is not mentioned as a tool used by Holmes in this particular case.

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  • 23. 

    Sherlock Holmes is a good detective because he ______________. Check all that are correct.

    • A.

      Listens carefully

    • B.

      Is patient

    • C.

      Yells at people until they give him what he wants

    • D.

      Thinks a lot before doing anything

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Listens carefully
    B. Is patient
    D. Thinks a lot before doing anything
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes is a good detective because he listens carefully, is patient, and thinks a lot before doing anything. These qualities enable him to gather important information, analyze it thoroughly, and make logical deductions. By listening carefully, he is able to pick up on subtle details and clues that others may miss. His patience allows him to persist in solving complex cases, even when faced with challenges and setbacks. Additionally, his thoughtful approach ensures that he carefully considers all possibilities before taking action, leading to accurate conclusions.

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  • 24. 

    Dr. Roylott died because Watson shot him with his revolver.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 25. 

    Dr. Roylott was sent to prison because he beat a servant to death in India.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Dr. Roylott was sent to prison because he beat a servant to death in India. This suggests that he committed a crime and was held accountable for his actions. The fact that he was sent to prison indicates that he was found guilty and sentenced for his violent act. Therefore, the statement "True" is the correct answer as it accurately reflects the given information.

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  • 26. 

    Sherlock Holmes and Watson were able to catch all of the KKK men and put them in jail.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement claims that Sherlock Holmes and Watson were able to catch all of the KKK men and put them in jail. However, there is no evidence or context provided to support this claim. Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the statement is true or false.

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  • 27. 

    The diamond crown was actually broken outside of Alexander Holder's house.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the diamond crown was indeed broken outside of Alexander Holder's house. This implies that the incident did not occur inside the house but rather in its vicinity or surroundings.

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  • 28. 

    Alexander Holder's son tried to steal the crown to get lots of money.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Alexander Holder's son attempted to steal the crown for financial gain. However, the correct answer is False, indicating that the statement is incorrect. Therefore, it can be concluded that Alexander Holder's son did not try to steal the crown to obtain money.

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  • 29. 

    Sherlock Holmes was able to buy the stolen diamonds back for 3000 pounds.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes successfully purchased the stolen diamonds for a sum of 3000 pounds. This implies that he was able to recover the stolen goods by negotiating a deal or using his detective skills. The statement does not provide any information about the method or circumstances of the transaction, but it confirms that Holmes was indeed able to buy back the stolen diamonds.

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