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Sherlock Holmes and The Musgrave Ritual
Doyle, Arthur Conan
"I highly recommend that you read the Holmes story "The Musgrave Ritual" before attempting this quiz. "The Musgrave Ritual" was first published in "The Strand" magazine May 1893 with 7 illustrations by Sidney Paget. Come along, the game's afoot!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
At the beginning of the adventure Watson mentions that Holmes has used Mrs Hudson's wall for target practice. Sherlock left the wall adorned with (Mrs. Hudson would have said marred by) a set of initials. What were the initials?
If you know Sherlock you can probably complete this sentence even if you hadn't read Watson's tale.
Holmes said, "There are cases enough here, Watson," looking at me with mischievous eyes. "I think that if you knew all that I had in this box you would ask me to...
pull some out instead of putting others in.
have Mrs. Hudson put them away.
play a melody on the violin.
At Watson's urging, Holmes brought out a box to tidy up some of his collection of papers that were strewn around the lounge room. He mentioned that the box contained the relics and notes of some of his early cases. Which case listed below is NOT a Sherlock Holmes case?
The Gold Bug
The Tarleton Murders
The Singular Affair of the Aluminum Crutch
Vamberry the Wine Merchant
Sherlock mentioned where he lived before moving into 221b Baker St. Can you detect the correct venue listed below?
Pope's Court, Fleet Street
"The Musgrave Ritual" is one of the cases that can be specifically placed in order of Holmes' career even if not dated. Which number did Holmes place this case as?
The Manor House in which Reginald Musgrave grew up had which of the following names?
The Musgrave household was, until shortly before the adventure begins, kept running smoothly with the help of a very accomplished butler. Can you recall his name?
Holmes used fishing rods to calculate the shadow of the old elm tree. Musgrave remembered that the tree was 64 feet tall. Holmes measured that shadow of his 6 feet of fishing rods and the shadow was 9 feet long. Now using your memory of the story, or by applying mathematics, how long was the shadow of the elm tree?
Here is a quote from the tale; "a small chamber about seven feet deep and four feet square lay open to us." Which of the following was NOT found in that chamber?
Six fine pearls
A brass-bound wooden box
A royal personage is an integral feature in the story. Which of the following is the noble head that was mentioned in this adventure?
The Earl of Maynooth
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Compiled Jun 28 12