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  • 1. 

    What interesting fact connects the two Sherlock Holmes stories - Thor Bridge and The Devil's Foot? 

    • A.

      Sherlock Holmes has narrated both these stories, and not Watson

    • B.

      Sherlock Holmes pardons and lets the criminal go in both of these stories

    • C.

      Sherlock Holmes conducts an experiment to verify his theories in both these stories

    • D.

      These stories are his 'best' and 'second best' stories according to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Correct Answer
    C. Sherlock Holmes conducts an experiment to verify his theories in both these stories
    Explanation
    In both the Sherlock Holmes stories, "Thor Bridge" and "The Devil's Foot," Sherlock Holmes conducts an experiment to verify his theories. This common element suggests that Holmes relies on empirical evidence and scientific methods to solve the mysteries in these stories. By conducting experiments, Holmes is able to test his hypotheses and gather concrete proof to support his deductions. This demonstrates Holmes' analytical and logical thinking, as well as his commitment to ensuring the accuracy of his conclusions.

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  • 2. 

    On which of these topics has Sherlock Holmes written a monograph?

    • A.

      On deducing the habits of owners from their dogs

    • B.

      On deducing whether a person is lying based on his body language

    • C.

      On deducing whether a person is a murderer based on the words he uses after the crime

    • D.

      On the difference in appearance of the hands of a left-handed and right-handed person

    Correct Answer
    A. On deducing the habits of owners from their dogs
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes has written a monograph on deducing the habits of owners from their dogs. This means that he has written a detailed study or essay on how to observe and analyze the behavior of a person's dog in order to gain insights into the owner's habits and characteristics. This suggests that Holmes believes that a person's interactions with their pet can reveal important information about their daily routines, lifestyle, and personality traits.

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  • 3. 

    Which Sherlock Holmes story ends with the quote,´There is danger for him who taketh the tiger cub, and danger also for whoso snatches a delusion from a woman.?' (Clue: This is the story in which a woman thinks she's dating one man, but actually she's dating another one.)

    • A.

      A Scandal in Bohemia

    • B.

      The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist

    • C.

      A Case of Identity

    • D.

      The Adventure of the Golden Pince-nez

    Correct Answer
    C. A Case of Identity
    Explanation
    In the story "A Case of Identity," a woman named Miss Mary Sutherland believes she is engaged to a man named Hosmer Angel. However, it is revealed that Hosmer Angel does not exist and that Miss Sutherland's stepfather, Mr. Windibank, has been pretending to be him in order to keep her dependent on him. The quote at the end of the story emphasizes the danger of removing someone's delusion or false belief, as it can have negative consequences for both parties involved.

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  • 4. 

    Can you guess which sentence comes next in this famous line from a Sherlock Holmes novel/story?"Footprints?" "Footprints." "A man's or a woman's?""Dr. Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice sank almost to a whisper as he answered:—"

    • A.

      "Mr Holmes, they were not the footprints of a human being!"

    • B.

      "Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!"

    • C.

      "Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of - of a lion!"

    • D.

      "A man's. They were broad and long."

    Correct Answer
    B. "Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!" This sentence is the next logical continuation of the conversation because it directly answers the question about the nature of the footprints. It introduces the idea of a gigantic hound, which is a significant plot point in the Sherlock Holmes story. The other options do not provide a direct answer to the question or align with the context of the conversation.

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  • 5. 

    What weird and shocking action does Sherlock Holmes indulge in, in the story - Lady Frances Carfax? (Clue: Think of a word that shares its first 4 letters with a morning drink.)

    • A.

      He shoots Watson on the arm by mistake, despite being very good with his aim

    • B.

      He tells the Prime Minister to get out of his room

    • C.

      He conducts a dangerous experiment which puts his and Watson's life at risk

    • D.

      He opens a coffin that's about to be buried

    Correct Answer
    D. He opens a coffin that's about to be buried
    Explanation
    In the story "Lady Frances Carfax," Sherlock Holmes opens a coffin that is about to be buried. This action is considered weird and shocking because it goes against societal norms and expectations. Opening a coffin that is meant for burial is highly unusual and can be seen as disrespectful and disturbing. It shows Sherlock Holmes' relentless pursuit of the truth and his willingness to go to extreme lengths to uncover evidence and solve the mystery.

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  • 6. 

    In The Three Garridebs, Watson says:"The clear, hard eyes (of Sherlock Holmes) were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking. For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain. All my years of humble but single-minded service culminated in that moment of revelation."What has just happened when Watson says this? (Clue: This is the first and only time that this 'thing' happens in the Sherlock Holmes stories.)

    • A.

      Holmes has just apologized to Watson for a crazy life-endangering experiment

    • B.

      Holmes has just told Watson that he (Watson) means the world to him (Holmes)

    • C.

      Holmes has just threatened to kill a man and has become extremely worried because that man has shot at Watson

    • D.

      Holmes has just confessed to Watson (through his actions) that there is a woman he loves

    Correct Answer
    C. Holmes has just threatened to kill a man and has become extremely worried because that man has shot at Watson
  • 7. 

    Which Sherlock Holmes story has been voted the best Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself and by 5 different polls (from 1944 to 1999) involving famous Sherlock Holmes scholars?

    • A.

      The Adventure of the Speckled Band

    • B.

      The Adventure of the Red-Headed League

    • C.

      A Scandal in Bohemia

    • D.

      The Adventure of the Devil's Foot

    Correct Answer
    A. The Adventure of the Speckled Band
    Explanation
    "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" has been voted the best Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself and by 5 different polls involving famous Sherlock Holmes scholars. This suggests that the story is highly regarded and considered to be one of the finest examples of Conan Doyle's work.

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  • 8. 

    Shoscombe Old Place is an interesting Holmes story. What is very special about it? (Clue: Think of a word that rhymes with the answer to the blank. What 'happy' is to 'sad', ''slow' is to ________ )

    • A.

      It is the first ever Sherlock Holmes story published in The Strand Magazine

    • B.

      It is the last Sherlock Holmes story ever published

    • C.

      It is the only Sherlock Holmes story that's written in third person (that is, using 'he did this' instead of 'I did this.')

    • D.

      It is the longest Sherlock Holmes story

    Correct Answer
    B. It is the last Sherlock Holmes story ever published
  • 9. 

    Which famous Sherlock Holmes story character never once sees Holmes in his ordinary attire ever - but is still admired by him? (Clue: You have definitely heard of this character.)

    • A.

      James Moriarty

    • B.

      Sebastian Moran

    • C.

      Mycroft Holmes

    • D.

      Irene Adler

    Correct Answer
    D. Irene Adler
    Explanation
    Irene Adler is the correct answer because she is the only character in the given options who never sees Sherlock Holmes in his ordinary attire. In the story "A Scandal in Bohemia," Holmes disguises himself as a clergyman and later as a plumber to observe Adler, but she never sees him as himself. Despite this, Holmes admires Adler for her intelligence and wit.

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  • 10. 

    In the famous Sherlock Holmes story, The Lion's Mane, what important role does the mane of a lion play? (Clue: Think 'out' of the box)

    • A.

      A woman's face is disfigured by a lion with a very thick mane

    • B.

      A single strand of hair from the mane of a lion gives Holmes the clue to the mystery

    • C.

      A trained lion uses its mane to help in a very intricately planned murder

    • D.

      The mane of a lion plays no role whatsoever in the story

    Correct Answer
    D. The mane of a lion plays no role whatsoever in the story

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