Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery Of Boscombe Pool

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Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery Of Boscombe Pool - Quiz

Quiz on half the book - pages 1-23


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was murdered in the story?

    • A.

      Charles McCarthy

    • B.

      James McCarthy

    • C.

      Dr. Watson

    • D.

      Mr. Turner

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles McCarthy
    Explanation
    In the story, Charles McCarthy is the one who was murdered.

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  • 2. 

    What did James see on the ground as he ran towards his dead father?

    • A.

      A piece of grey cloth, kind of coat

    • B.

      Trees

    • C.

      A book from his pocket

    • D.

      A gun

    Correct Answer
    A. A piece of grey cloth, kind of coat
    Explanation
    As James ran towards his dead father, he noticed a piece of grey cloth on the ground, which resembled a coat. This suggests that someone may have been involved in his father's death and left behind this piece of evidence. The presence of the cloth raises questions about the circumstances surrounding his father's demise and could potentially lead to further investigation into the incident.

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  • 3. 

    Who is Miss Turner?

    • A.

      James' daughter

    • B.

      John's daughter

    • C.

      Charles' wife

    • D.

      Sherlock's wife

    Correct Answer
    B. John's daughter
    Explanation
    Miss Turner is John's daughter because the question asks for her identity and the answer states that she is John's daughter. The other options are not relevant to the question and do not provide any information about Miss Turner's identity.

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  • 4. 

    Who is Lestrade?

    • A.

      A detective for the murder investigation of McCarthy.

    • B.

      Sherlock's best friend.

    • C.

      Miss Turner's father.

    • D.

      Charles McCarthy's son.

    Correct Answer
    A. A detective for the murder investigation of McCarthy.
    Explanation
    Lestrade is the correct answer because the question asks about who Lestrade is, and the given answer states that he is a detective for the murder investigation of McCarthy. This implies that Lestrade is involved in solving the murder case of McCarthy, indicating his profession and role in the investigation. The other options provided do not provide any information about Lestrade's identity or profession, making them incorrect choices.

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  • 5. 

    Who did James secretly marry?

    • A.

      Miss Turner

    • B.

      A bar woman in Bristol

    • C.

      Sherlock's daughter

    • D.

      A sailor

    Correct Answer
    B. A bar woman in Bristol
    Explanation
    James secretly married a bar woman in Bristol. This is evident from the given options, where the other choices such as Miss Turner, Sherlock's daughter, and a sailor are not mentioned as potential candidates for James' secret marriage. Therefore, the correct answer is A bar woman in Bristol.

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  • 6. 

    How does Sherlock describe James McCarthy?

    • A.

      Very intelligent

    • B.

      Good-hearted and good-looking

    • C.

      Not good-hearted

    • D.

      Not good-looking

    Correct Answer
    B. Good-hearted and good-looking
    Explanation
    Sherlock describes James McCarthy as good-hearted and good-looking. This implies that James is not only physically attractive but also possesses a kind and compassionate nature. Sherlock's description suggests that James is not only pleasant to look at but also has a positive and caring personality.

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  • 7. 

    Who are the witnesses?

    • A.

      Patience Moran and Mr. Turner's servant

    • B.

      A bar woman in Brisol

    • C.

      Mr. Turner

    • D.

      Miss Turner and her father

    Correct Answer
    A. Patience Moran and Mr. Turner's servant
    Explanation
    The witnesses in this case are Patience Moran and Mr. Turner's servant. These individuals are likely to have firsthand knowledge or information related to the incident or event being referred to. Their testimonies could provide valuable insights and help in establishing the truth or providing evidence in the case.

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  • 8. 

    How does the questioner from the newspaper make James look guilty for the murder of his father?

    • A.

      He says he is guilty.

    • B.

      He gives importance to the fact that his father called his name "Coooee" and about their fight.

    • C.

      He gives importance to the fact that James was in Bristol for three days.

    • D.

      He gives importance to the fact that he secretly married the bar woman.

    Correct Answer
    B. He gives importance to the fact that his father called his name "Coooee" and about their fight.
    Explanation
    The questioner from the newspaper makes James look guilty for the murder of his father by emphasizing the fact that his father called his name "Coooee" before his death and highlighting their fight. This suggests that James was present at the scene of the crime and had a motive to harm his father. By focusing on these details, the questioner implies that James may have been involved in his father's murder.

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  • 9. 

    What is the relationship between Miss Turner and Mr. Turner?

    • A.

      Father and daughter

    • B.

      Husband and wife

    • C.

      Brother and sister

    • D.

      Friends

    Correct Answer
    A. Father and daughter
    Explanation
    The relationship between Miss Turner and Mr. Turner is father and daughter. This can be inferred from their shared last name and the fact that they have different titles (Miss and Mr.), indicating a generational difference.

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  • 10. 

    What did the servant girl from Hatherley farm show Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson?

    • A.

      Charles McCarthy's coat

    • B.

      James McCarthy's gun

    • C.

      The boots that Charles and James were wearing

    • D.

      The grey stone house where Charles lived

    Correct Answer
    C. The boots that Charles and James were wearing
    Explanation
    The servant girl from Hatherley farm showed Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson the boots that Charles and James were wearing.

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  • 11. 

    Who showed Sherlock Holmes the place where they found the body?

    • A.

      Dr. Watson

    • B.

      The servant girl at Hatherley

    • C.

      Detective Lestrade

    • D.

      Miss Turner

    Correct Answer
    C. Detective Lestrade
    Explanation
    Detective Lestrade showed Sherlock Holmes the place where they found the body. This suggests that Lestrade is actively involved in the investigation and is assisting Holmes in solving the case. Lestrade's involvement indicates that he values Holmes' expertise and trusts him to help solve the mystery.

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  • 12. 

    What did Sherlock Holmes find with his magnifying glass?

    • A.

      James McCarthy's footprints, Charles McCarthy's footprints, and someone with square toes.

    • B.

      Only James McCarthy's footprints.

    • C.

      Only Charles McCarthy's footprints

    • D.

      Letrade's footprints

    Correct Answer
    A. James McCarthy's footprints, Charles McCarthy's footprints, and someone with square toes.
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes found James McCarthy's footprints, Charles McCarthy's footprints, and someone with square toes with his magnifying glass.

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  • 13. 

    Who is very ill?

    • A.

      James McCarthy

    • B.

      Charles McCarthy

    • C.

      Sherlock Holmes

    • D.

      Mr. Turner

    Correct Answer
    D. Mr. Turner
    Explanation
    Among the given options, Mr. Turner is the only one who is described as being "very ill".

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  • 14. 

    ________________ wants James McCarthy to marry Miss Turner.

    • A.

      Mr. Turner

    • B.

      Sherlock Holmes

    • C.

      Charles McCarthy

    • D.

      A bar woman in Bristol

    Correct Answer
    C. Charles McCarthy
    Explanation
    Charles McCarthy wants James McCarthy to marry Miss Turner.

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  • 15. 

    Lestrade thinks that James is ____________.

    • A.

      Guilty

    • B.

      Innocent

    • C.

      Not intelligent

    • D.

      Good-hearted

    Correct Answer
    A. Guilty
    Explanation
    Lestrade believes that James is guilty based on the evidence or information available. This suggests that Lestrade suspects James of committing a crime or wrongdoing.

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  • 16. 

    Dr. Watson thought about the shape of the wounds on _____________ head.

    • A.

      Charles McCarthy's

    • B.

      James McCarthy's

    • C.

      Lestrade's

    • D.

      Miss Turner's

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles McCarthy's
    Explanation
    Dr. Watson thought about the shape of the wounds on Charles McCarthy's head. This suggests that Dr. Watson was examining the injuries sustained by Charles McCarthy, possibly in relation to a crime or incident. The shape of the wounds may provide clues or information about the cause of the injuries and help Dr. Watson in his investigation or analysis.

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  • 17. 

    Patience Moran saw _______________ fighting.

    • A.

      James and his father

    • B.

      Charles and Mr. Turner

    • C.

      Lestrade and Sherlock

    • D.

      Miss Turner and James

    Correct Answer
    A. James and his father
    Explanation
    Patience Moran witnessed a fight between James and his father.

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  • 18. 

    Miss Turner loves ____________.

    • A.

      Mr. Turner

    • B.

      Charles McCarthy

    • C.

      James McCarthy

    • D.

      Sherlock Holmes

    Correct Answer
    C. James McCarthy
    Explanation
    Miss Turner loves James McCarthy.

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  • 19. 

    Sherlock gives hope to ___________ by saying he will do everything he can to prove James innocent.

    • A.

      Miss Turner

    • B.

      Dr. Watson

    • C.

      Lestrade

    • D.

      James McCarthy

    Correct Answer
    A. Miss Turner
    Explanation
    Sherlock gives hope to Miss Turner by saying he will do everything he can to prove James innocent. This suggests that Miss Turner has a personal connection or interest in James McCarthy's case, and Sherlock's reassurance brings her hope that justice will be served.

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  • 20. 

    "The fact are not always what they seem" said ________________.

    • A.

      Dr. Watson

    • B.

      Lestrade

    • C.

      Sherlock Holmes

    • D.

      Miss Turner

    Correct Answer
    C. Sherlock Holmes
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes is the correct answer because he is known for his keen observation skills and ability to see beyond the surface of things. He often uncovers hidden truths and exposes the reality behind seemingly ordinary facts. This statement aligns with his character and the way he approaches mysteries and investigations.

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