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If you want to recall multiple Sherlock Holmes stories in a single quiz, this is the category for you.
45 quizzes and 550 trivia questions.
  Pretending   popular trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
Sherlock Holmes stories
Sherlock Holmes was notorious for pretending to be who he wasn't. This time, several mystery novels are pretending to be Sherlock Holmes stories! You need to solve this puzzle by selecting the ten Holmes stories. Spoilers contained!
Easier, 10 Qns, VBookWorm, Nov 10 23
Nov 10 23
313 plays
  Arthur Conan Doyle's Characters   great trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
The Characters of Sherlock Holmes
There are countless characters that populate the Sherlock Holmes canon. Can you find all of them while avoiding the various detectives in your way?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, trident, Dec 17 23
Very Easy
trident editor
Dec 17 23
370 plays
  10 Question Sherlock Holmes Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Holmes has made his way into our collective conciousness perhaps more profoundly than any other literary character, before or since. Let's see what you know about the famous detective.
Easier, 10 Qns, tim10001, Jan 05 17
9660 plays
  Sherlock Holmes: Conan Doyle's Ten Favourites editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My eleventh quiz! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was asked by his fans to list his 10 favourite Holmes stories. His choices were published in the British newspaper "Strand" in 1927. Do you know them? Herein, an adventure I created to list the titles.
Average, 10 Qns, benniebenbenny, Feb 02 22
Feb 02 22
6658 plays
  "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
There are 12 stories in the volume entitled "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". Each of the multi-choice questions is based on the 12 cases that make up the book.
Average, 25 Qns, Philian, Jan 06 17
4218 plays
  Sherlock Holmes Plots and Titles   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you read all of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries? If so, read the given plot and identify the title of the story.
Average, 10 Qns, deepakmr, Jan 05 17
1874 plays
  "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
With these questions you can relive the exciting days when Dr. Watson started to recount the thirteen new cases of Sherlock Holmes after his return from the supposedly fatal encounter with Professor Moriarty.
Average, 25 Qns, Philian, Jan 05 17
2414 plays
  20 Sherlock Holmes Questions   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This is for true Holmes fans only. If you've not read his stories, you will not pass....have fun and good luck! (If all else fails, use the simple art of elimination...)
Average, 20 Qns, bookworm2002, May 01 22
May 01 22
4453 plays
  Match the Sherlock Holmes Case to the Culprit    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
It is as simple as the title says. You are given ten Sherlock Holmes cases and you are asked to identify the culprit. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, DeepHistory, Jan 29 17
DeepHistory gold member
590 plays
  Facts about Mr.Sherlock Holmes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome! This quiz is mainly about Sherlock Holmes. If you have read books featuring him, you should not find it too hard. Best of luck!
Average, 10 Qns, asitpm@bom3, Jan 05 17
5005 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Name the friend of Sherlock Holmes who used to reside with him.

From Quiz "Sherlock Holmes - Personal Facts"

  Are You As Good As Sherlock Holmes?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In each of the following questions you will try to come to the same conclusion as the master detective or identify the clue that led him to his conclusion. All the puzzles are directly from the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. Beware red herrings!
Tough, 10 Qns, Philian, Jan 05 17
2379 plays
  A Lemon Tree, My Dear Watson!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Readers of mystery and detective fiction are still fascinated by Arthur Conan Doyle's stories about Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Let's take a step back in time to Victorian London to take a closer look them and some of their cases!
Easier, 10 Qns, Cath8rine, Jun 16 17
Cath8rine gold member
241 plays
  Professor Moriarty   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Professor Moriarty is widely known as the "arch-enemy" of Sherlock Holmes in Conan Doyle's stories. How true is this, and what do you know of this villain?
Average, 10 Qns, Charlesw321, Jan 05 17
359 plays
  Elementary Watson: Have You Met the Good Doctor?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Watson is far more dashing than Hollywood's paunchy duffer with the walrus mustache and bad case of hero-worship. While elementary for serious Holmes fans, brushing up on "A Study in Scarlet" and "The Sign of the Four" helps!
Average, 10 Qns, pmcbee, Jan 05 17
299 plays
  The Firsts of Holmes   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Conan Doyle is my favorite author and Sherlock Holmes my favorite character. The rules for this quiz are simple. I give you the first line of a short story, and you have to identify it. Shouldn't be too difficult for true Sherlockians!
Average, 10 Qns, anubhav1990, May 15 19
May 15 19
974 plays
  The Lasts of Holmes   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'Adventures', 'Memoirs', 'The Return', 'His Last Bow' and 'The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes' - if you have read them all, then come give this quiz a try. I'll give you the last line of a story and all you have to do is to identify it. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, anubhav1990, Jan 05 17
383 plays
  Sherlock Holmes - Personal Facts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about one of my favorite fictional detectives, Sherlock Holmes. Hope you enjoy it!
Easier, 10 Qns, Hans13, Dec 17 23
Dec 17 23
847 plays
  What is the right time?   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
See if you can identify the specific Sherlock Holmes short story based upon a brief description that includes a date and time from the story. Warning: If you have not read the stories before, there may be some spoilers.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Feb 21 18
bernie73 gold member
Feb 21 18
172 plays
  Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Detective   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
How can you be certain you know some details about Sherlock Holmes and his adventures? Elementary, my dear Watson! Play the quiz and find out!
Average, 25 Qns, DeepHistory, Jan 05 17
DeepHistory gold member
457 plays
  Match the Client to the Case   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If I give you the name of the case solved by the genius Sherlock Holmes, you have to give me the name of the client, and vice-versa. Ready?
Average, 10 Qns, anthonyrappfan, Oct 28 23
Oct 28 23
1022 plays
  Sherlock Holmes: The Novels    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A quiz on the four novels on Sherlock Holmes, the greatest consulting detective in literature.
Tough, 15 Qns, anandpillai, Jan 05 17
1474 plays
  The Life of Sherlock Holmes--Part I   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels and stories contain clues to Holmes's personal history; have you spotted them? Entertaining for Sherlockians, harder if you haven't read all the stories. No theories, just what's in the canon.
Tough, 10 Qns, pmcbee, Jan 05 17
315 plays
  Sherlock Holmes Short Stories    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A challenging quiz, but one that should not really tax the grey cells of genuine Sherlockians.
Average, 15 Qns, macbeth51, Jan 05 17
2801 plays
  The 'Others' and 'Nevers' of Sherlock Holmes   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hopefully this quiz will give you a bit more insight into Sherlock Holmes, the world's first consulting detective, and 'the best and the wisest man whom I have ever known'.
Tough, 10 Qns, maynooth, Jan 05 17
1365 plays
  Delicious Dialogues   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hello everyone! I've always been amused by Doyle's style of writing, especially his dialogue-writing in Holmes stories. So here's a quiz based on that. All you've to do is to identify the short story from which I've extracted the dialogue. Best of luck!
Average, 10 Qns, anubhav1990, Jan 05 17
493 plays
  Holmes's Leading Ladies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Woman's heart and mind are insoluble puzzles to the male." -Sherlock Holmes in "The Illustrious Client"
Average, 10 Qns, Gryphonsong, Jan 05 17
882 plays
  Elementary? Not in the Least!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A really tough Sherlock Holmes quiz, taken from all short stories and novels. For the serious Sherlockian only!
Difficult, 10 Qns, ShLuvJw, Jan 05 17
1146 plays
  Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Detective 3    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
My third Holmes quiz, because a Sherlockian deserves something more!
Tough, 25 Qns, DeepHistory, Jan 05 17
DeepHistory gold member
263 plays
  More on the Art of Observation and Deduction   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A sequel to my previous quiz on "The Art of Observation and Deduction"! This quiz is about the little every-day observations Sherlock Holmes makes about people and objects in the Canon, even when they have no bearing on an actual case.
Tough, 10 Qns, Twotallgnome, Jan 05 17
464 plays
  I Met Sherlock Holmes While Going to The Bank   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test your overall knowledge about Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Hope you enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, Aslan111, May 22 19
May 22 19
594 plays
  Unchronicled Cases of Sherlock Holmes' Canon   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who amongst you has not wondered about Sherlock Holmes' adventure dealing with the "Giant Rat of Sumatra"?
Average, 10 Qns, mos623, Aug 02 20
Aug 02 20
592 plays
  More Sherlock Holmes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A fairly tough Sherlock Holmes quiz based purely on the novels and short stories.
Average, 10 Qns, phah032, Jan 05 17
3537 plays
  Holmes' Untold Cases   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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These are the mysterious 'cases' alluded to in Conan Doyle's immortal Sherlock Holmes stories.
Tough, 10 Qns, tjoebigham, Jan 05 17
1073 plays
  Sherlock Holmes Minutiae    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you keen enough observation to know the answers to these questions?
Average, 10 Qns, quiz_girl16, Jan 05 17
1263 plays
  The Art of Observation and Deduction   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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This is a quiz on the small observations Sherlock Holmes makes on people and objects throughout the canon, and the facts about the person or item he deduces from it.
Average, 10 Qns, Twotallgnome, Jan 05 17
712 plays
  Sherlock Holmes: Groups and Organizations   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Sherlock Holmes, the notorious consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has come across several outstanding outfits throughout his adventures. How well do you know these associations?
Average, 10 Qns, Franz_L, Jan 05 17
433 plays
  Another Tough Sherlockian Brain-Bender   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Another really tough quiz for the true Sherlockian, who thinks they know everything about the Master. One question, thrown in for fun, is about the creator of Sherlock Holmes, rather than Holmes himself.
Tough, 10 Qns, SHLuvJW, Jan 05 17
684 plays
  Sherlock Holmes - Detective Skills    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The famed detective, Sherlock Holmes was a master at using his multiple talents in many cases he solved. Your job is to find the skill/knowledge in an area which he used to solve his cases.
Average, 10 Qns, anandpillai, Oct 03 23
Oct 03 23
944 plays
  Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Detective 2    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Even more details, happenings and characters!
Tough, 25 Qns, DeepHistory, Jan 05 17
DeepHistory gold member
312 plays
  Some Murderers in the Holmes Canon    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Try to identify the murderers of several characters from different Sherlock Holmes stories.
Average, 10 Qns, hallpycroft, Jan 05 17
1212 plays
  A Sherlock Holmes Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on Sherlock Holmes from the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Average, 10 Qns, avromf, May 21 22
May 21 22
3287 plays
  This is What Happened...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You might know these cases from Mr Holmes, but do you know the motive/method? Try yourself to see how good you are! (WARNING, full of spoilers)
Average, 10 Qns, bruce401067, Jun 19 22
Jun 19 22
268 plays
  The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A quiz on twelve stories based on some of the "untold cases" mentioned in the Sherlock Holmes canon.
Difficult, 15 Qns, tjoebigham, Jan 05 17
715 plays
  Another Sherlock Holmes Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some more questions based on the original stories written by Doyle.
Average, 10 Qns, avromf, Jan 05 17
1892 plays
  Some Animals in the Holmes Canon    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions about animals that appear in the various Sherlock Holmes stories.
Tough, 10 Qns, hallpycroft, Jan 05 17
849 plays
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Sherlock Holmes Mixture Trivia Questions

1. What is the address of the accommodation that Holmes and Watson share?

From Quiz
A Lemon Tree, My Dear Watson!

Answer: 221B Baker Street

Arthur Conan Doyle chose a non-existent number in Baker Street as Holmes' address, but in the 1930s the street numbering changed and 221 became the address of the Abbey Road Building Society. Bags of mail were delivered to them from fans who presumably didn't realise Holmes is fictional. They employed a secretary to reply to the mail, mostly saying that Holmes has retired and can no longer take cases. In 2002, Abbey National moved from the Baker Street premises, and Sherlock's fan mail is now delivered to the Sherlock Holmes Museum nearby.

2. In which story does Holmes seek refuge in Dr. Watson's house after having escaped three murder attempts?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Detective 3

Answer: The Final Problem

In this story, Professor Moriarty, the criminal mastermind of London and Holmes' nemesis, is introduced. At the very end of the story, Holmes fakes his death, causing much grief and strife to Watson.

3. How many times does Holmes make the celebrated remark,"Elementary, my dear Watson"?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Detective 2

Answer: Zero

Holmes never said that! He used frequently the world "Elementary" and the phrase "my dear Watson", but only separately.

4. Where does Holmes keep his tobacco?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Detective

Answer: In a Persian slipper

Yes, Holmes keep his tobacco here! Watson comments on it in the "Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual". According to him, it's one of Holmes' oddest habits.

5. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet" is a rich source of Watson backstory. For instance, from what institution did Dr. Watson receive his "Doctor of Medicine" degree in 1878, just a few years before meeting Sherlock Holmes?

From Quiz Elementary Watson: Have You Met the Good Doctor?

Answer: The University of London

Watson tells us so in the very first sentence of the very first Holmes and Watson adventure reported, the novel "A Study in Scarlet". That 1878 graduation date is extremely helpful to Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts. Along with the date of one of Holmes's first solo cases, it allows them to conclude that both Holmes and Watson were active young men when they met, Watson probably between 28 and 31 and a couple of years older than Holmes. Conan Doyle himself studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

6. What was Moriarty's first name?

From Quiz Professor Moriarty

Answer: James

During a conversation with Watson recounted in "The Adventure of the Empty House", Holmes refers to "Professor James Moriarty". This is the only occasion on which his first name is mentioned.

7. In 'The Adventure of the Red-Headed League', what was the reason for tricking Jabez Wilson?

From Quiz This is What Happened...

Answer: So John Clay can dig a tunnel

In 'The Red-Headed League' John and Archie, the villains, planned to trick Jabez to leave his store while the pair digs a tunnel to the bank to, of cause, steal money.

8. What is the name of Sherlock's elder brother whose deductive powers are even more than that of his younger brother?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes - Personal Facts

Answer: Mycroft

As I already mentioned in my question Mycroft, Sherlock's elder brother posses even greater powers of deduction than his brother, but it is mentioned that unlike Holmes he is very impractical.

9. "And when he speaks of Irene Adler, or when he refers to her photograph, it is always under the honourable title of the woman." Which Holmes story ends like this?

From Quiz The Lasts of Holmes

Answer: A Scandal in Bohemia

This story came out in 1891, the first short story to be published in 'The Strand Magazine' after the two novels - 'A Study in Scarlet' and 'The Sign of the Four'. So by that time, Holmes had already acquired a formidable reputation, both in his world and ours. More than a century later, it still holds its charm. It is indeed ironic that the very first Holmes story Doyle published was his (Holmes's) failure, at least in his own eyes, but the client was well satisfied so no complaints there!

10. The story features the disappearance of a race horse. The famous 'curious incident of the dog in the night time' is a key plot point in this novel. Can you identify the name of the story?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes Plots and Titles

Answer: The Adventure of Silver Blaze

'The Adventure of Silver Blaze' (published 1892-1893) is featured in the short story collection 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes'. The story features the kidnapping of a prize horse Silver Blaze and the murder of its trainer John Straker. During the investigation, we come across a very famous dialogue when the Yard detective Gregory asks Holmes if he would like to point out any unusual incident. Holmes points out 'the curious incident of the dog in the night time'. When Gregory replies that the dog did nothing; Holmes says that was the curious incident. The dog did not do anything because its master was the person who stole the horse and the horse killed Straker to protect itself. Holmes later recovers the horse and presents it back to the owner in a highly dramatic way.

11. "To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman."

From Quiz The Firsts of Holmes

Answer: A Scandal in Bohemia

This case is remarkable for many reasons. It is the first Sherlock Holmes story written by Doyle. The client was from a royal family. It's one of the few cases in which Holmes wishes he had brought the "business to a more successful conclusion". It was "entirely free of any legal crime". And most important, it drastically changed Holmes's opinion about the cleverness of the fair sex. 'The woman' is none other than Irene Adler.

12. Who brought to attention the affairs of the League of Red-Headed Men?

From Quiz Match the Client to the Case

Answer: Jabez Wilson

Jabez Wilson was a pawnbroker who was hired to do menial work for a group composed solely of men who had red hair. It turned out that he was being drawn out of his shop so his assistant could dig a tunnel to the vault next door.

13. Mrs Hudson knew as much about breakfast as a woman from which country?

From Quiz Another Tough Sherlockian Brain-Bender

Answer: Scotland

It is mentioned in "The Naval Treaty", that Mrs Hudson's cuisine "is a little limited, but she has as good an idea of breakfast as a Scotchwoman", the implication being that she makes a good hearty breakfast.

14. How many years older was Mycroft Holmes than Sherlock?

From Quiz Elementary? Not in the Least!

Answer: 7 years

Watson never even knew Sherlock had a brother until "The Greek Interpreter". Holmes would later describe his brother as occasionally being 'the' British government.

15. Which tale of sibling rivalry and maternal devotion refers to the case of the "Giant Rat of Sumatra"?

From Quiz Unchronicled Cases of Sherlock Holmes' Canon

Answer: The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire

Mr. Holmes' only adventure into the 19th century's highly popular vampire theme.

16. How many steps, according to Holmes, are on the way up to his flat?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes Minutiae

Answer: 17

From "A Scandal in Bohemia". Holmes also remarks that Watson's servant girl is clumsy (she has slit Watson's boot while cleaning it) and that he is back in the medical practice (he sees a bulge from his stethoscope).

17. In "The Blue Carbuncle", how is Holmes able to tell from Henry Baker's hat that his wife does not love him anymore?

From Quiz The Art of Observation and Deduction

Answer: The hat is very dusty

"When I see you, my dear Watson, with a weeks' accumulation of dust upon your hat, and when your wife allows you to go out in such a state, I shall fear that you also have been unfortunate enough to lose your wife's affection."

18. In "The Empty House" what disguise does Sherlock Holmes adopt when he follows Watson back to his study in Kensington?

From Quiz "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"

Answer: He has assumed the identity of an elderly deformed book-collector.

Watson is completely taken in by Holmes' disguise. He even bumps into the disguised Holmes and apologises for the books that he has knocked down. Holmes' strange "croaking voice" is not recognised even when he speaks directly to his old friend. When Holmes reveals himself Watson faints for the first and only time in his life.

19. In the case of "The Norwood Builder" how did Sherlock Holmes deduce the location of the concealed room?

From Quiz Are You As Good As Sherlock Holmes?

Answer: He paced out the length of the corridor on the floor below.

This story occurs in "The Return of Sherlock Holmes". The builder contrived circumstances in which it looked like he had been murdered. He concealed himself and suspicion was thrown on a young solicitor. Holmes tells Lestrade, "When I paced one corridor and found it six feet shorter than the corresponding one below, it was pretty clear where he was."

20. In "A Scandal in Bohemia" what had been Irene Adler's professional occupation?

From Quiz "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"

Answer: She was an opera singer

Irene Adler was born in New Jersey. She was a contralto who had sung at La Scala and had become the "Prima Donna" at the Imperial Opera of Warsaw. At the time of the case in which Holmes was involved she is described as "retired".

21. All the four novels featuring Sherlock Holmes involve Dr Watson, but mostly as a helpful comrade. In one of them, Dr Watson plays a very active role right from the beginning of the investigation of the case. Which novel is that?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes: The Novels

Answer: The Hound of the Baskervilles

In "The Hound of the Baskervilles", Sherlock Holmes sends Watson to live at Baskerville Hall along with Sir Henry Baskerville. Sherlock Holmes was busy in London when Dr Mortimer referred him the case, so he sends Watson along with Sir Henry to Devonshire. Watson starts the initial investigation of the case.

22. There are 60 stories in the canon. How many of the titles REFER to an animal of one type or another (NOT human)?

From Quiz Some Animals in the Holmes Canon

Answer: 4

"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" - it was a Swamp Adder. "Silver Blaze" - the name of the horse. "The Hound of the Baskervilles". "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane" - it was a sea creature.

23. Name the person who killed Professor James Moriarty.

From Quiz Some Murderers in the Holmes Canon

Answer: Sherlock Holmes

An easy one to start with. In "The Adventure of The Final Problem", Holmes used baritsu to throw Moriarty to his death in the Reichenbach Falls.

24. It is common knowledge that Holmes found 'the needle' stimulating and clarifying to an idle mind. The seven-percent solution of cocaine even spawned a movie. What other narcotic did Sherlock use?

From Quiz The 'Others' and 'Nevers' of Sherlock Holmes

Answer: Morphine

In 'The Sign of Four' Watson asks, 'Which is it today, morphine or cocaine?' Although in 'The Man with the Twisted Lip' we find Holmes disguised in an opium den, other than 'passive' fumes, there is no evidence that he partook of opium.

25. How many Sherlock Holmes novels did Arthur Conan Doyle write?

From Quiz Another Sherlock Holmes Quiz

Answer: 4

He wrote a 'Study in Scarlet', 'The Sign of Four', 'Hound of the Baskervilles', and 'Valley of Fear'. The rest were short stories.

26. What country did Watson campaign in (as an army doctor) before he met Holmes?

From Quiz A Sherlock Holmes Quiz

Answer: Afghanistan

27. Where did the Giant Rat come from?

From Quiz Holmes' Untold Cases

Answer: Sumatra

As I said in my introduction, these questions are about the untold cases alluded to in the Holmes stories. The Giant Rat of Sumatra was first mentioned in "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire".

28. Who is the creator of the literary detective Sherlock Holmes?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes

Answer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation, appearing in 56 short stories and four novels.

29. In which story did Holmes meet the only woman he really admired, Irene Adler?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes Short Stories

Answer: Scandal in Bohemia

Holmes always referred to Irene Adler as 'the woman'.

30. In which book did the author of Sherlock Holmes first introduce the character?

From Quiz Facts about Mr.Sherlock Holmes

Answer: A Study in Scarlet

It starts with Watson meeting Holmes for the first time.

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