the Sherlock Holmes Quiz III

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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."

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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