the Sherlock Holmes Quiz II

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<b>the Sherlock Holmes Quiz II</B>


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  • 1. 
    What is very special about the Sherlock Holmes story, 'The Empty House?' (Clue: Think of an important Mac keyboard 'key'.) 
    • A. 

      This is the shortest Sherlock Holmes story out of all stories

    • B. 

      This is the only Sherlock Holmes story narrated by Holmes and NOT Watson

    • C. 

      This is the Sherlock Holmes story in which Sherlock Holmes finally returns after apparently dying as he fought Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls

    • D. 

      This story has been voted as the 'most scary Sherlock Holmes story' by the Baker Street Journal

  • 2. 
    Sherlock Holmes loves disguising himself and he's excellent at it. Which of these disguises does he adopt in the stories?
    • A. 

      A French labourer

    • B. 

      A policeman

    • C. 

      A footballer

    • D. 

      An American millionaire

  • 3. 
    Imagine there's an important case and everything is going great. Which of these actions are expected of Holmes?
    • A. 

      Sherlock Holmes may smoke for a long time without a break

    • B. 

      Sherlock Holmes may suddenly detach from the case and play the violin

    • C. 

      Sherlock Holmes may visit a nearby place in the country to distract himself

    • D. 

      Sherlock Holmes may question the witnesses in the case once more - to clarify his thoughts

  • 4. 
    Imagine there's an important case and NOTHING is going well. Holmes can't find a clue! Which of these actions is expected of Holmes? 
    • A. 

      Sherlock Holmes may smoke for a long time without a break

    • B. 

      Sherlock Holmes may suddenly detach from the case and play the violin

    • C. 

      Sherlock Holmes may visit a nearby place in the country to distract himself

    • D. 

      Sherlock Holmes may question the witnesses in the case once more - to clarify his thoughts

  • 5. 
    How much money does Sherlock Holmes charge for each case?
    • A. 

      £ 200 is his standard fee, per case

    • B. 

      £ 1000 is his standard fee - but he demands a higher fee from rich clients and a lower fee from poor ones

    • C. 

      The fee is fixed whether the clients are poor or rich, but the stories don't mention what the fee is

    • D. 

      Sherlock Holmes takes up cases that interest him irrespective of the fee. Rich people end up paying him a lot and many times 'not so rich' people don't pay him anything

  • 6. 
    Which story is the only Sherlock Holmes story that has something to do with a lion? (Clue: Think of a word that rhymes with the answer to the blank! John __________ Sara at 6 PM yesterday. Sara read the email at 7 PM.)
    • A. 

      The Adventure of the Lion's Mane

    • B. 

      The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist

    • C. 

      The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger

    • D. 

      The Adventure of the Scarlet Claw

  • 7. 
    Sherlock Holmes keeps things around him neat and tidy. Is that correct
    • A. 

      No. That's not true! Holmes keeps his surroundings untidy.

    • B. 

      That's very true. Holmes does keep his surroundings spic and span.

    • C. 

      Holmes is not very particular about cleanliness but he's OK

    • D. 

      Holmes is sometimes very clean and at other times very dirty. He's moody when it comes to cleanliness.

  • 8. 
    What is wrong with the dog in the famous Sherlock Holmes story: Silver Blaze?
    • A. 

      The dog is sick, so it doesn't bark

    • B. 

      The dog barks, but it does not pursue the thief

    • C. 

      The dog is fine, but it doesn't bark even when a thief enters

    • D. 

      The dog is fine, and it behaves exactly as you would expect it to behave

  • 9. 
    Sherlock Holmes practices beekeeping after he retires. Where does he practice this hobby? (Clue: Think of a genetic illness related to chromosomes.)
    • A. 

      221B Baker Street, London, England

    • B. 

      The Sussex Downs, England

    • C. 

      Bedlingtonshire, England

    • D. 

      The Yorkshire Dales, England

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the plant/herb/root mentioned in a Sherlock Holmes story that kills you instantly when you burn it and inhale the vapours, and leaves a very horror-struck expression on your face?
    • A. 

      The Speckled Band

    • B. 

      The Devil's Foot

    • C. 

      The Scarlet Claw

    • D. 

      The Asterales

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