The Sphynx Without A Secret

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The Sphynx Without A Secret - Quiz


One of the stories by Oscar Wilde


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where does the action take place?

    • A.

      In Paris

    • B.

      In Rome

    • C.

      In New York

    • D.

      In London

    Correct Answer
    A. In Paris
    Explanation
    The action takes place in Paris.

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  • 2. 

    Who is Gerald Murchison?

    • A.

      One of his brothers

    • B.

      An old school friend

    • C.

      His neighbour

    • D.

      An old university friend

    Correct Answer
    D. An old university friend
    Explanation
    Gerald Murchison is identified as an old university friend based on the given options. This suggests that the person in question has a connection with Gerald Murchison from their time in university. The other options, such as one of his brothers, an old school friend, or his neighbor, are not mentioned in the explanation, indicating that they are not the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    What did Murchison take out of his pocket?

    • A.

      The photo of a boy friend

    • B.

      The photo of a short woman with long hair

    • C.

      The photo of a tall woman

    • D.

      The photo of a tall, richly dressed woman with short hair

    Correct Answer
    C. The photo of a tall woman
    Explanation
    Murchison took out a photo of a tall woman from his pocket.

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  • 4. 

    Who did Murchison see at Bond St?

    • A.

      The woman in the photo

    • B.

      A strange man

    • C.

      Nobody

    • D.

      His wife

    Correct Answer
    A. The woman in the photo
    Explanation
    Murchison saw the woman in the photo at Bond St. This implies that he recognized the woman in the photo and encountered her in person. It is possible that he had been searching for her or had some prior connection with her, leading to their meeting at Bond St.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name of the woman?

    • A.

      Lady Alast

    • B.

      Lady Alrrot

    • C.

      Lady Alroc

    • D.

      Lady Alroy

    Correct Answer
    D. Lady Alroy
    Explanation
    The name of the woman is Lady Alroy.

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  • 6. 

    What time did Murchison have a date with the woman?

    • A.

      At half past four

    • B.

      At half past five

    • C.

      At quarter past four

    • D.

      At quarter to four

    Correct Answer
    A. At half past four
    Explanation
    Murchison had a date with the woman at half past four. This means that the time was 4:30.

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  • 7. 

    Where did she live?

    • A.

      In a flat in Park Lane

    • B.

      In an attic in Park Lane

    • C.

      In a semi-detached house in Park Lane

    • D.

      In a house in Park Lane

    Correct Answer
    D. In a house in Park Lane
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "In a house in Park Lane." This answer suggests that she lived in a regular house rather than a flat, attic, or semi-detached house. Park Lane is a well-known street, so it is plausible that she lived in a house there.

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  • 8. 

    The woman was ...

    • A.

      Married

    • B.

      Single

    • C.

      A widow

    Correct Answer
    C. A widow
    Explanation
    The woman being referred to in the question is described as a widow. This means that her husband has passed away and she is no longer married. Being a widow implies that she was previously married but is now single due to the death of her spouse.

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  • 9. 

    Green Street was a ...

    • A.

      Poor district of London

    • B.

      Rich district of London

    • C.

      A famous shopping street in London

    • D.

      Rich district of Brighton

    Correct Answer
    A. Poor district of London
    Explanation
    Green Street was a poor district of London. This can be inferred from the fact that it is described as "poor" in the given options.

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  • 10. 

    What did the woman drop at Cummor Street?

    • A.

      A letter

    • B.

      A handkerchief

    • C.

      A gold watch

    • D.

      A necklace

    Correct Answer
    B. A handkerchief
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A handkerchief. This is indicated by the phrase "drop at Cummor Street." Since a handkerchief is an item that can easily be dropped or misplaced, it is the most likely object to be dropped in a street.

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