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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the purpose of the story?

    • A.

      Entertain you

    • B.

      Make you afraid of snakes

    • C.

      Give you nightmares for the rest of your life

    Correct Answer
    A. Entertain you
    Explanation
    The purpose of the story is to entertain the reader. It aims to captivate and engage the audience through its narrative, characters, and plot. The story may have elements of suspense, humor, or excitement that are intended to provide enjoyment and amusement to the reader.

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  • 2. 

    Where does Sherlock Holmes live?

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      Scotland

    Correct Answer
    A. London
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes lives in London. This is evident from the numerous stories and novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in which Sherlock Holmes is depicted as residing in London. Additionally, London is often described as the backdrop for many of Holmes' investigations and adventures.

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  • 3. 

    What are Sherlock Holmes' chief crime-fighting weapons?

    • A.

      Police car and backup

    • B.

      Knowledge and intuition

    • C.

      His trusty dog and a bully club

    Correct Answer
    B. Knowledge and intuition
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes' chief crime-fighting weapons are knowledge and intuition. This is because Holmes is renowned for his vast knowledge and keen observation skills, which allow him to gather and analyze information effectively. His intuition further aids him in making deductions and solving complex cases. These abilities enable Holmes to uncover hidden clues, understand motives, and ultimately apprehend criminals.

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  • 4. 

    What animals does Dr. Roylott keep in his property?

    • A.

      A rabbit and an owl

    • B.

      Cats and dogs

    • C.

      A baboon and a cheetah

    Correct Answer
    C. A baboon and a cheetah
  • 5. 

    What is the motive for the murder?

    • A.

      Revenge

    • B.

      Jealousy

    • C.

      Money

    Correct Answer
    C. Money
    Explanation
    The motive for the murder is money. This suggests that the perpetrator committed the crime in order to gain financial benefits or resources. It implies that the individual had a strong desire for wealth or material possessions, which drove them to take such extreme actions.

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  • 6. 

    Who is the murderer in the story?

    • A.

      Dr. Roylott

    • B.

      Dr. Hilsham

    • C.

      Helen Stoner

    Correct Answer
    A. Dr. Roylott
    Explanation
    Dr. Roylott is the murderer in the story because he had a motive and the means to commit the crime. Throughout the story, there are hints that Dr. Roylott is a violent and dangerous person. He is known to have a violent temper and has a history of abusing his stepdaughters. Additionally, he has a strong motive to kill as he stands to inherit his stepdaughters' fortune. The story also reveals that he has access to a deadly snake, which he ultimately uses to carry out the murder. Therefore, all the evidence points towards Dr. Roylott as the murderer.

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  • 7. 

    What is the murder weapon?

    • A.

      Poisoned food

    • B.

      An Indian sword

    • C.

      A swamp adder

    Correct Answer
    C. A swamp adder
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a swamp adder because it is a type of snake that is known to be venomous and can cause death if it bites someone. Therefore, it is a plausible murder weapon as it can deliver a lethal dose of venom to the victim.

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  • 8. 

    What are some of the clues which help Holmes solve the mystery?

    • A.

      A set of false teeth and a cheetah

    • B.

      A safe, a chair, a wall ventilator, and a bell rope

    • C.

      A broken window, muddy footprints, and a walking stick

    Correct Answer
    B. A safe, a chair, a wall ventilator, and a bell rope
    Explanation
    The clues of a safe, a chair, a wall ventilator, and a bell rope suggest that Holmes is investigating a crime scene where a burglary or theft has taken place. The safe indicates that there may have been valuable items stolen or an attempt to access important documents. The chair and wall ventilator could indicate that the perpetrator used them as a means to gain access to the area. The bell rope suggests that there may have been an alarm system or a way to alert someone of the intrusion. Overall, these clues help Holmes piece together the sequence of events and identify the possible motives and methods of the culprit.

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  • 9. 

    What kind of people does Dr. Roylott allow to camp in the family estate?

    • A.

      Gypsies

    • B.

      Army troops

    • C.

      Family members

    Correct Answer
    A. Gypsies
    Explanation
    Dr. Roylott allows gypsies to camp in the family estate.

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  • 10. 

    Helen is about to

    • A.

      Take a new job

    • B.

      Get married

    • C.

      Move to America

    Correct Answer
    B. Get married
    Explanation
    Helen is about to get married.

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  • 11. 

    What did Dr. Roylott use the whistle for?

    • A.

      To train the swamp adder to look for mice

    • B.

      To train the swamp adder to dance

    • C.

      To call the swamp adder back to his room

    Correct Answer
    C. To call the swamp adder back to his room
    Explanation
    Dr. Roylott used the whistle to call the swamp adder back to his room.

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  • 12. 

    The bell rope was an actual working bell rope that Julia or Helen could use to call for help.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer, which is False, is that there is no mention or indication in the statement that the bell rope was actually a working one that Julia or Helen could use to call for help. The statement simply states that the bell rope existed, but it does not provide any information about its functionality or purpose. Therefore, it cannot be assumed that Julia or Helen could use it to call for help.

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  • 13. 

    Helen slept in Julia's room the night that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solved the mystery.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement does not provide any information about Helen sleeping in Julia's room. It only mentions that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solved the mystery. Therefore, there is no evidence to support the claim that Helen slept in Julia's room, making the answer false.

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  • 14. 

    In a fury, Dr. Roylott bends a poker.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Dr. Roylott's action of bending a poker indicates that he is in a state of fury. The verb "bends" suggests a forceful action, possibly done out of anger or frustration. Therefore, the statement "In a fury, Dr. Roylott bends a poker" is likely to be true.

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  • 15. 

    Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson sleep for some time the night they spend in Dr. Roylott's house.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson sleep for some time the night they spend in Dr. Roylott's house. However, this is not true. In the story "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on high alert and do not sleep at all during their time in Dr. Roylott's house. They are suspicious of foul play and stay awake to investigate any potential danger. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 16. 

    Dr. Roylott died because Watson shot him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 17. 

    A swamp adder can kill a person in ten seconds.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that a swamp adder is capable of killing a person within a span of ten seconds. This implies that the venom or attack of a swamp adder is extremely potent and can cause rapid death. Therefore, the correct answer is "True."

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  • 18. 

    Choose the statement that shows irony in the mystery.

    • A.

      Dr. Roylett worked out a clever plan to ensure himself a comfortable life but then lost his life through that plan.

    • B.

      Helen Stoner loved her sister but was unable to save her.

    • C.

      Dr. Watson was most upset by Helen Stoner's problem but was not as good as Sherlock Holmes in solving the mystery. Dr. Watson was most upset by Helen Stoner's problem but was not as good as Sherlock Holmes in solving the mystery. Dr. Watson was most upset by Helen Stoner's problem but was not as good as Sherlock Holmes in solving the mystery. Dr. Watson was most upset by Helen Stoner's problem but was not as good as Sherlock Holmes in solving the mystery. Dr. Watson was most upset by Helen Stoner's problem but was not as good as Sherlock Holmes in solving the mystery. Dr. Watson was upset by Ms. Stoner's problem but was not as good as Holmes in solving the problem.

    Correct Answer
    A. Dr. Roylett worked out a clever plan to ensure himself a comfortable life but then lost his life through that plan.
    Explanation
    The statement shows irony because Dr. Roylett's plan to ensure a comfortable life ultimately led to his own demise. This unexpected outcome is ironic because his plan backfired and had the opposite effect of what he intended.

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