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  Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows   best quiz  
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With a deliciously complicated plot (and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law), Guy Ritchie's 2011 sequel to "Sherlock Holmes" does not disappoint! Don't play the quiz if you haven't seen the movie.
Average, 15 Qns, skunkee, Jan 17 12
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  "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) Part 2   best quiz  
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Guy Ritchie's take on the esteemed detective offers us a grittier, more human Holmes. If you haven't seen the film, I highly recommend that you do...before taking this quiz! Warning, spoilers ahead!
Average, 10 Qns, skunkee, Oct 20 18
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  "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) Part 1   best quiz  
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Guy Ritchie's take on the esteemed detective offers us a grittier, more human Holmes. If you haven't seen the film, I highly recommend that you do...before taking this quiz! Warning, spoilers ahead!
Average, 10 Qns, skunkee, Sep 03 10
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  A Plethora of Sherlocks    
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Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed fictional character in history, with thousands of film, TV, stage and radio adaptations. Here are just ten of the theatrical films, but can you match the film with the actor playing Holmes?
Average, 10 Qns, Red_John, Apr 25 22
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  Sherlock Holmes in "The House of Fear"   great trivia quiz  
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I love the old "Sherlock Holmes" movies of the 1930s and 1940s. Here is a quiz on my favorite one, "The House of Fear".
Average, 10 Qns, wwwocls, Feb 09 12
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  Sherlock Holmes - 2009    
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This quiz is on Guy Ritchie's version of "Sherlock Holmes"... Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kipster0402, Jun 08 13
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  The Best Quotes of "Sherlock Holmes" - 2009   popular trivia quiz  
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This is my absolute favourite film. I watch it at least two or three times a month; sometimes several times a week. Do you know the 2009 film as well as I do? (Note: these quotes are not necessarily in the right order.)
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What is the name of the supposed user of dark magic, who apparently comes back from the dead?

From Quiz "Sherlock Holmes - 2009"

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Sherlock Holmes Trivia Questions

1. Which famous acting duo play Holmes and Watson, respectively?

From Quiz
Sherlock Holmes in "The House of Fear"

Answer: Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce

Rathbone and Bruce starred as our dynamic duo in 14 movies from 1939-1946. "The House of Fear" was the 10th movie in the series and was released in 1945.

2. Finish the quote. "Physical recovery, six weeks. Full psychological recovery, six months. Capacity to spit at back of head, ________."

From Quiz The Best Quotes of "Sherlock Holmes" - 2009

Answer: Neutralised & Neutralized

Sherlock Holmes thinks this before beginning his attack on his opponent during the 'fight scene'. The full quotation is, "In summary: ears ringing, jaw fractured, three ribs cracked, four broken, diaphragm haemmorraging. Physical recovery, six weeks. Full psychological recovery, six months. Capacity to spit at back of head - neutralised." This scene shows how skillful Holmes is, as he sucessfully planned his attacks and responses before they happened.

3. Where do Sherlock Holmes and John Watson live?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes - 2009

Answer: Baker Street, London

Holmes and Watson live at 221B, Baker Street, London. Very near to the beginning of the film we see the camera slide past a street sign with Baker Street written on it. From here the camera glides over to Holmes and Watson's house and that's how we know they live on Baker Street. Of course you would also know this had you read the novels on which the film is based, as they are one of the main reasons Baker Street is so famous now.

4. The film opens with an air of urgency. Holmes is running through London while Watson is traveling, at high speed, with the police in a coach. What are they rushing to prevent?

From Quiz "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) Part 1

Answer: a human sacrifice

Holmes arrives in time to interrupt the elaborate, ritualistic sacrifice of a young girl by Lord Blackwood. Watson arrives in time to help Holmes struggle with Blackwood and the police, led by Lestrade, finally arrive in time to take Blackwood into custody. During the struggle, Holmes saves Watson from being impaled on an almost invisible glass dagger that Blackwood is using, by breaking it. Holmes is played by Robert Downey Jr., Watson by Jude Law, Blackwood by Mark Strong and Lestrade by Eddie Marsan.

5. Adler must explain to Moriarty why her chore has not been successfully carried out. Justifiably frightened of the man, she has arranged to meet him in a very public place, her favourite restaurant. What does Moriarty do to her?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Answer: He poisons her tea.

Introduced in "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) Irene Adler is a woman with not afraid of breaking the law and who has a romantic history with Holmes. When she sits down at the table there is a pot of tea waiting for her but she asks the waiter to bring her a fresh pot. Moriarty does not accept her excuse for her failed mission and declares her to not be of any use to him because she has succumbed to her feelings for Holmes. At this point she eyes the second pot of tea fearfully. Moriarty scorns her choice of meeting place, and, as a demonstration of his power, rings a bell to have everyone in the restaurant get up and leave. Thus there is no one to witness her dying, except he himself. She manages to walk a few steps before succumbing to the poison. Moriarty takes her handkerchief before leaving.

6. Who says "Death is only the beginning."?

From Quiz The Best Quotes of "Sherlock Holmes" - 2009

Answer: Lord Blackwood

Lord Blackwood says these as his 'final words' before his execution by hanging at the start of the film. Of course - these are not his final words, as he apparently rises again...

7. What does Irene bring back from the Cyclades that are Holmes's favourite?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes - 2009

Answer: Olives

Irene suprises Holmes whilst he's asleep in his room, declaring she thought they "might have a little tea party". Included in this tea party is what Irene says is Holmes' favourite, olives from the Cyclades. Olives are a an oily fruit that are not only edible fresh but can be used to make olive oil, which can then be used neat or incorporated into other foods.

8. At the very beginning of the film, who has hired Holmes in the first case we see him solve, that results in the arrest of Lord Blackwood?

From Quiz "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) Part 1

Answer: the girl's family

After the arrests, Lestrade asks Holmes to keep the whole thing secret. Holmes replies that he was hired by the girl's family, not by the police, but indicates that he will indeed keep it secret, although not because the police have asked him to.

9. The insurance agent tells Holmes and Watson that one of the members of the club (King) received an envelope at dinner a few weeks before. What did the envelope contain?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes in "The House of Fear"

Answer: Orange pips (seeds)

King received an envelope containing seven orange pips (seeds.) The other club members were at dinner with him and they all found it funny. The night after King received the envelope at dinner, he died a horrible death. While the club members were mourning his death, another envelope arrived for the man named Rayburn. In the envelope were six orange pips (the number of surviving members.) He was found dead ten days later.

10. Who makes the observation, "Your hedge needs trimming."?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Answer: John Watson

Watson arrives at 221B Baker Street, looking for Holmes. When he enters Holmes' room, he finds it full of plants, some of which are partially blocking his entrance. Using his cane, he pushes one of the fronds out of his way and makes the above remark. As he proceeds further into the room, he sees a number of animals, but no Holmes. A dart flies across the room and becomes imbedded in his coat; a second dart follows. Wearing what he refers to as "urban camouflage" Holmes steps away from the wall he is hiding against and claims a victory against Watson.

11. What is the name of the supposed user of dark magic, who apparently comes back from the dead?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes - 2009

Answer: Lord Blackwood

Lord Blackwood is a cruel and unforgiving character. He is hung for committing five murders and attempting a sixth, but does he really die? Further speculation from Holmes reveals a hook was put on Blackwood's noose that spread the weight around his torso allowing the pressure to be released from his neck. Along with this he drank a potion which gave him the symptoms of death, fooling Watson into pronouncing him so. After being buried in his tomb he allegedly came back from the dead during the night, but knowing he was already alive how true can this really be?

12. What is the ongoing, underlying source of tension between Watson and Holmes throughout the movie?

From Quiz "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) Part 1

Answer: Watson is moving out and getting married.

Watson speaks frequently of his intention to marry his love, Mary Morstan, and is in the process of moving out of Baker Street for most of the movie. He no longer wishes to be part of Holmes' dangerous adventures, as he wants a more stable environment when married. Holmes is obviously unhappy about this and uses various tricks to lure Watson back into the game. Mary Morstan is played by Kelly Reilly.

13. It is the eve of Watson's wedding and, as part of his duties as best man, Holmes is expected to organize a stag party for Watson. Whom, among Watson's friends, has Holmes invited?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Answer: Nobody

Holmes has completely forgotten his duties, of course, but is unwilling to admit this. Travelling in Holmes' motorcar, Holmes and Watson arrive at a club where the only other guest is Holmes' almost equally eccentric brother, Mycroft. When Watson questions where his mates from the above mentioned groups are, Holmes makes excuses for each, implying that he invited them but they declined to come. Watson is not fooled and leaves Holmes to play cards. Holmes meets with Simza Heron, a gypsy woman.

14. Which character says the line, "No girl wants to marry a doctor who can't tell if a man's dead or not."?

From Quiz The Best Quotes of "Sherlock Holmes" - 2009

Answer: Sherlock Holmes

This is one of my favourite lines of the film. Holmes says this to Watson when Blackwood is suspected to have risen from the grave, despite Watson pronouncing him dead. Even though Blackwood "had no pulse", the reason for this is not found out until the last moments of the film. Holmes says this to Watson to re-engage him in the case.

15. What is unusual about the "ginger midget" (Luke Rearden) Irene asks Holmes to find?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes - 2009

Answer: He has no front teeth.

Irene comes to Holmes to ask his help in finding a "ginger midget" by the name of Luke Rearden. Irene does not tell Holmes that Rearden has no front teeth but one can assume this information is on the details she gives him in writing. We can assume this because when Holmes stumbles upon a dead Rearden in Blackwood's coffin he uses Inspectors Lestrade's pen to check to see whether he has front teeth.

16. What happens when Holmes finally agrees to have dinner with Watson and Mary Morstan?

From Quiz "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) Part 1

Answer: Mary throws her drink at Holmes.

Mary comments that Holmes' powers of observation are legendary and asks what he can tell about her. Holmes is able to tell a great deal about Mary, including the fact that she is a governess and that she was previously engaged. At this point he becomes insulting, saying that she called off the engagement because the size of the ring made it clear that her affianced was not very wealthy. Angrily she throws her drink at him and tells him that he was right on all counts except for the last. Her fiancé had died.

17. What does Holmes' brother, Mycroft, call him?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Answer: Shirley

Like his younger brother, Mycroft is a very smart man, who also has a fair share of eccentricities. We hear him call his younger brother Shirley at several points throughout the movie, including at the alleged stag party. Surprisingly Holmes does not seem to take any offence at the name. According to the books, Mycroft advises the government on international relations and while this is not spelled out in the movie, what you see him doing in the film is consistent with this.

18. When Watson and Holmes fight the arsonists in Reordan's apartment, Holmes discovers a taser. When Watson asks what the object is, what language does Holmes reply in?

From Quiz The Best Quotes of "Sherlock Holmes" - 2009

Answer: French

He says "je ne sais pas" which translates to "I do not know". This is in fact one of the only bits of French I know, purely by watching this film too many times! He speaks French because Dredger, the huge man working for Blackwood, does. This is around the middle of the film, when Watson and Holmes are exploring Reordan's work, although they do meet Dredger again.

19. When inspecting the "ginger midget's" quarters there's one scent Holmes can't quite put his finger on, what is it?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes - 2009

Answer: Toffee Apple

Watson is facing the door, as Holmes is throwing out names of what the mystery odour could be. He sees two men come in, one with a toffee apple. He says "toffee apple" to Holmes indicating this is the smell he can't quite put his finger on. Holmes spins round to see the two men carrying equipment needed to start a fire. Following this a fight breaks out and Dredger is called in to take care of Holmes...

20. When Holmes is arrested (for the second time) how does he escape?

From Quiz "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) Part 2

Answer: He shuts the fireplace flue, filling the room with smoke which he hides behind.

After the warrant is issued for Holmes' arrest, Inspector Lestrade is the one who brings him in. Holmes manages to convince Lestrade that not all is right, and enlists his help. Lestrade pretends to be a member of the Order (revealing a pin under his coat lapel to the Home Secretary) but he has really provided Holmes with the key to his handcuffs. While in the Home Secretary's office. Holmes shuts the flue, and questions the Home Secretary behind the cover of the smoke. This is when Holmes indicates that he knew that the Home Secretary was not to be trusted, because he recognised his shoes from the sacrifice at the very beginning of the movie. He also lists other things he has noticed that help him figure out part of the plot.

21. Bored between jobs, what does Holmes try to invent?

From Quiz "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) Part 1

Answer: a silencer for a gun

While Watson is packing, he is talking to another gentleman, whose identity is never clearly established. Given that the man asks Watson if he'll be taking Holmes with him when he leaves, the man may be another boarder at the house. While they are talking, the sounds of gunshot can be heard, which alarms the other man. Watson tries to reassure him that it is not gunfire, and goes to talk to Holmes, who is indeed firing a gun into the ceiling. Holmes mentions that he is trying to invent a device to silence the noise of a gun. Holmes also engages in bare knuckle fighting during this interlude.

22. Who does Holmes meet with shortly after Watson's wedding?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Answer: Professor Moriarty

Holmes manages to get a very hung-over and dishevelled looking Watson to the church on time for his wedding. Afterwards Holmes goes out to his car and finds one of Moriarty's men, Colonel Moran, who tells him that Moriarty wants to meet with him. Holmes goes to the university where the professor is found preparing for a lecture tour. They discuss a number of things, including Moriarty's intentions to target Watson and the new Mrs. Watson. Moriarty also displays Irene Adler's handkerchief, telling Holmes that she succumbed to a rare form of TB, in a matter of minutes. This is the first time that Holmes learns of her death.

23. Who is Holmes speaking to when he says, "In over your head yet, darling?"

From Quiz The Best Quotes of "Sherlock Holmes" - 2009

Answer: Irene Adler

Irene said that she had never been in over her head before, when Holmes visited the Grand Hotel. She should have taken Holmes' advice, however, and acted more carefully, as she ended up being caught by Blackwood and being attached to a band saw, when this quote was said. Luckily, Holmes and Watson were able to rescue her!

24. What is Blackwood's ultimate plan?

From Quiz "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) Part 2

Answer: to take over the government and then reclaim the 'colonies' (the United States)

Blackwood speaks to the House of Lords, indicating his intentions to take control of the government. He says that it is time for England to reclaim the colonies, pointing out that said colonies have been weakened by their recent Civil War, making them easy to reclaim. He demands loyalty from the Lords, indicating that anyone standing with him could drink from his cup to pledge their loyalty and threatening doom on anyone who opposed him.

25. The day for Lord Blackwood's execution arrives and he makes an unusual request. What is it?

From Quiz "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) Part 1

Answer: He wants to talk to Holmes.

When Holmes arrives, Blackwood shows no fear of his upcoming execution. Instead he brags about powers that Holmes cannot understand and tells Holmes that there will be another three murders that Holmes will be powerless to stop. He indicates that these three murders will have significant impact on the world. Although Holmes treats Blackwood's news rather contemptuously to his face, he is obviously intrigued.

26. Where does Holmes send Mary Watson, to keep her safe?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Answer: To his brother's place

Watson and Mary board the train bound for Brighton, where they intend to honeymoon. Holmes, in disguise as a woman, is also on the train and is able to keep them alive, despite the best efforts of the men that Moriarty has sent to kill them. At one point Holmes throws Mary off the train, while they are on a bridge over water. He keeps telling the outraged Watson that he "timed it perfectly". She lands safely in the water where Mycroft is waiting in a small boat to take her to his home; there she learns firsthand how eccentric he is!

27. What iconic London structure is being built in the movie?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes - 2009

Answer: Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge was constructed in 1891, which also happens to be the period in which the movie is set. Holmes mentions the Tower Bridge in the scene where he and Watson are on their way to see Lord Blackwood. He declares it "magnificent" and says London is "an industrious empire". The unfinished Tower Bridge also makes an appearance nearer the end of the movie, when Blackwood manages to hang himself from it in chains, and this time he doesn't "come back to life".

28. Watson is the doctor who pronounces Lord Blackwood dead. Why does he have himself assigned to the case?

From Quiz "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) Part 1

Answer: because it is the last case he and Holmes will work on together

Prior to the execution, Holmes notices that Watson is the doctor of record for the Blackwood hanging and asks him why he is doing it. Watson replies that seeing that this is the last case they will work on together, he thinks he should see it through to completion. Watson is there at the hanging and is the doctor who declares Blackwood dead, after he is unable to detect a pulse. When Blackwood is later believed to be alive, Holmes has another reason for getting to the truth - to protect Watson's reputation.

29. When reading Watson's palm, what does Flora, the "gypsy woman" see? Complete the quote. "Patterned table-cloths...china figurines...and - ugh! - _______!"

From Quiz The Best Quotes of "Sherlock Holmes" - 2009

Answer: Lace doilies

Holmes secretly asked Flora to make predictions about Watson's marriage to Mary Morstan. Even when Watson realises Holmes had a hand in the predictions, Flora still rambles on, "Oh, she turns to fat and has a beard." This is a very funny scene, about half way through the movie, with Holmes showing intense bitterness about his partner's proposal, due to Watson leaving 221B Baker Street to live with Mary.

30. What is the name of Watson's fiancee?

From Quiz Sherlock Holmes - 2009

Answer: Mary Morstan

Mary Morstan is a blonde haired, confident sort of woman. She is Watson's fiancee and it is she who bails him out of jail. Before becoming engaged to Watson she had a fiance who sadly died. We find this out when Holmes studies her out loud in The Royal. This ends is a rather uncomfortable situation where Mary throws a glass of red wine over Holmes' face!

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