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Quiz about Sherlock Holmes Plots and Titles
Quiz about Sherlock Holmes Plots and Titles

Sherlock Holmes Plots and Titles Quiz


Have you read all of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries? If so, read the given plot and identify the title of the story.

A multiple-choice quiz by deepakmr. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
deepakmr
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
293,759
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
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Question 1 of 10
1. 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? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Watson thinks that Holmes died after his epic fight with Professor Moriarty in the Reichenbach falls. In this story, Holmes makes a dramatic return to take on Moriarty's right hand man. Which is this story? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. A pawnbroker gets a part time job because of a physical trait. During his absence from his shop his assistant plans to loot a bank. Which Holmes story are we talking about? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. A Christmas goose that had a gem in its stomach is the central theme of this story. Holmes and Watson try to find out where the gem came from. Can you identify the title of this story? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This story involves a code, which seems to be like a childish scrawl, but the recipient is in a state of terror when she sees the code. Tragedy follows; can Holmes bring the culprit to book? Which is this story? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Featuring a doctor who could bend a poker and whose house had a menagerie that included a baboon and a cheetah! One sister is dead and Holmes suspects the other sister is in danger. Can you identify this story with one of the most thrilling climaxes? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This was the first published short story featuring Holmes. The story features a King who is being blackmailed by a lady. Holmes and Watson work out a plot to retrieve the King's photograph from the lady. At the end of the story, Holmes refuses a reward from the King and instead asks for the portrait of the lady! Which story are we talking about? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This story features the dreaded Ku Klux Klan. Holmes is not able to save his client, but he finds out who the killer is. But before the killer is brought to book, he is lost in a ship wreck. Which story is this? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Neil Gibson's wife is dead, the governess is the suspect, and the case seems air tight. Holmes uses his deductive skills to save an innocent woman and demonstrates that the death was not a murder, but a suicide. Which story features this plot? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This story is set on the eve of the First World War and is a spy story where Holmes and Watson unmask a German agent. What is the name of this story? Hint



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1. 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?

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.
2. Watson thinks that Holmes died after his epic fight with Professor Moriarty in the Reichenbach falls. In this story, Holmes makes a dramatic return to take on Moriarty's right hand man. Which is this story?

Answer: The Adventure of the Empty House

'The Adventure of the Final Problem' features the death of Sherlock Holmes in a fight with arch villain Professor Moriarty in the Reichenbach falls. 'The Adventure of the Empty House' (first published 1903-04 in the collection 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes') features the return of Sherlock Holmes. Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had decided to do away with Sherlock, he had to bring him back on popular demand.

In this story, Colonel Moran is the right hand man of Moriarty, and Holmes joins with Watson to have Moran arrested.
3. A pawnbroker gets a part time job because of a physical trait. During his absence from his shop his assistant plans to loot a bank. Which Holmes story are we talking about?

Answer: The Red Headed League

'The Red Headed League' is part of the collection 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' and was first published 1891-92. A pawnbroker, Jabez Wilson, is selected to join the red-headed league because of the nature of his colouring and is paid for doing work.

When the league is suddenly closed he approaches Holmes, who unravels the plot. Jabez's assistant was digging a tunnel to the bank in his absence. Holmes sets a trap and catches the villains red handed.
4. A Christmas goose that had a gem in its stomach is the central theme of this story. Holmes and Watson try to find out where the gem came from. Can you identify the title of this story?

Answer: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

'The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle' was first published in 1891-92 as a part of the collection 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'. A commissionaire Peterson finds a hat and a goose and brings it to Holmes who gives the goose to Peterson. When the goose is opened, Peterson discovers a gem (carbuncle) in it. Holmes and Watson go in search of the person whose hat was found.

It is finally revealed that the gem was stolen from a Countess and an innocent person was implicated. Holmes cracks the case, but allows the criminal to flee after making sure that the false case would fall.
5. This story involves a code, which seems to be like a childish scrawl, but the recipient is in a state of terror when she sees the code. Tragedy follows; can Holmes bring the culprit to book? Which is this story?

Answer: The Adventure of the Dancing Men

'The Adventure of the Dancing Men' (first published 1903-04) is a part of the collection 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes'. Mr. Hilton Cubitt observes drawings of dancing men left near his house. The drawings leave his wife Elsie in a state of panic. When Sherlock Holmes deciphers the code, he realizes that there is great danger. By the time he rushes to the client's home, Hilton is dead and Elsie is seriously injured. Holmes uses the dancing men code to trap the culprit (an old lover of Elsie) and brings him to book.
6. Featuring a doctor who could bend a poker and whose house had a menagerie that included a baboon and a cheetah! One sister is dead and Holmes suspects the other sister is in danger. Can you identify this story with one of the most thrilling climaxes?

Answer: The Adventure of the Speckled Band

'The Adventure of the Speckled Band' was first published in 1891-92 and is a part of the collection 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'. The story features Dr. Roylott, a brute of a man, who can bend a poker and who threatens Holmes for interfering with his affairs. Roylott's step daughter Julia has died in a mysterious fashion and his other step daughter Helen consults Holmes. Watson and Holmes ask Helen to shift to another room and they stay in Helen's room.

They are shocked to see a vicious snake (swamp adder) and strike at it.

The infuriated snake returns to its master Roylott and kills him. The snake, which was curled around the doctor's brow, resembled a speckled band. This story, with a thrilling climax, is regarded as one of Doyle's best. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle rated this story as the best Sherlock Holmes story that he had written.
7. This was the first published short story featuring Holmes. The story features a King who is being blackmailed by a lady. Holmes and Watson work out a plot to retrieve the King's photograph from the lady. At the end of the story, Holmes refuses a reward from the King and instead asks for the portrait of the lady! Which story are we talking about?

Answer: A Scandal in Bohemia

'The Scandal in Bohemia' is part of the short story collection 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes', published in 1891-92. This is the first short story of Sherlock Holmes published by "Strand Magazine". The story features a King being blackmailed by a lady named Irene Adler. Holmes and Watson set out to recover the King's photograph. Even though Holmes recovers the photo, he is discovered by Irene. Holmes admires Irene Adler so much that he asks for her portrait from the King as a reward.
8. This story features the dreaded Ku Klux Klan. Holmes is not able to save his client, but he finds out who the killer is. But before the killer is brought to book, he is lost in a ship wreck. Which story is this?

Answer: The Five Orange Pips

'The Five Orange Pips' is a part of the collection 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes', first published in 1891-92. The story features John Openshaw who had received a letter containing five orange pips and signed KKK. Holmes find out that John's uncle had some papers connected with the dreaded Ku Klux Klan and that the KKK had killed his uncle and his father.

The Ku Klux Klan used to send five orange pips as a warning sign. Holmes advises his client to leave the paper from his uncle's diary near the sundial, as advised by the KKK.

But before John can follow the advice he is found drowned in the Thames. Based on a study of shipping records, Holmes deduces who the killer is and sends him the orange pips. But before the killers can be caught, their ship is reported drowned and thus ends the story of the five orange pips.
9. Neil Gibson's wife is dead, the governess is the suspect, and the case seems air tight. Holmes uses his deductive skills to save an innocent woman and demonstrates that the death was not a murder, but a suicide. Which story features this plot?

Answer: The Problem of Thor Bridge

'The Problem of Thor Bridge' is a part of the collection 'The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes' and was first published in 1922. The story features a Gold King Neil Gibson who has an attraction for his children's governess Grace Dunbar. His jealous wife commits suicide and creates a circumstantial case against the governess. Holmes uses all his brilliant deductive powers to demonstrate that the death was a suicide and not a murder, thus saving the innocent governess.
10. This story is set on the eve of the First World War and is a spy story where Holmes and Watson unmask a German agent. What is the name of this story?

Answer: His Last Bow

'His Last Bow' is a story published in 1917 and is a part of a collection by the same name. This is supposed to be (chronologically) the last adventure of Holmes. The story features an aged Holmes and Watson who work to uncover a German agent Von Bork.
Source: Author deepakmr

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