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Quiz about The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
Quiz about The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle Quiz


In Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", Sherlock Holmes solved the mystery of a goose with an unusual stuffing! What do you remember about the story?

A multiple-choice quiz by PDAZ. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
PDAZ
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
334,261
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1519
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: Guest 49 (7/10), Sandpiper18 (8/10), Guest 122 (7/10).
Question 1 of 10
1. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", Dr. Watson was amazed when Sherlock Holmes was able to deduce several facts about a man by examining which item? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What had caused Henry Baker to lose his goose in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", Commissionaire Peterson's wife found the blue carbuncle in a goose. What was the blue carbuncle? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", who had been arrested for the theft of the blue carbuncle? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. How did Henry Baker obtain the goose in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle"? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", how did Sherlock Holmes get Mr. Breckinridge to reveal from where he obtained the geese? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", Sherlock Holmes met another man who had been inquiring about a goose at Mr. Breckinridge's shop. Who was he? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", Sherlock Holmes discovers that Mr. Breckinridge had received the geese from Mrs. Oakshott of Brixton Road. Who was she? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", how did the blue carbuncle end up inside the goose? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. After Sherlock Holmes solved "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", what happened to the thief? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", Dr. Watson was amazed when Sherlock Holmes was able to deduce several facts about a man by examining which item?

Answer: The man's hat

From Henry Baker's hat, Sherlock Holmes was able to tell that Baker was a sedentary man whose fortunes had fallen in the past few years. Holmes also deduced that Baker had gray hair, didn't have gas on in his home and that his wife had ceased to love him (the latter due to the amount of dust that had accumulated on the hat -- a caring wife would have cleaned it).
2. What had caused Henry Baker to lose his goose in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle"?

Answer: He had dropped it after being attacked by a group of hoodlums.

Henry Baker had been carrying his goose home on Christmas morning when he was accosted by a group of "ruffians". They knocked off his hat, and when he swung his stick to defend himself, he accidentally broke a shop window. A commissionaire named Peterson saw the incident and went to help, but Baker was startled and ran off, dropping his goose.
3. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", Commissionaire Peterson's wife found the blue carbuncle in a goose. What was the blue carbuncle?

Answer: A gemstone

The blue carbuncle was a rare blue stone that was the property of the Countess of Morcar. It had been stolen five days earlier from her room at the Hotel Cosmopolitan. Commissionaire Peterson had found the goose belonging to Henry Baker, but since it was in danger of spoiling, Sherlock Holmes told him to take it home to his family. Peterson's wife found the stone in the goose's crop when she was preparing it for dinner.
4. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", who had been arrested for the theft of the blue carbuncle?

Answer: A plumber

The theft of the gemstone had taken place in the hotel room of the Countess of Morcar where a plumber named John Horner had been working. An attendant at the hotel reported that he had escorted Horner to the room but was briefly called away. When he returned, Horner was gone, along with the stone.
5. How did Henry Baker obtain the goose in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle"?

Answer: He had made monthly contributions to a Christmas goose club.

Henry Baker told Sherlock Holmes that he frequented a place called the Alpha Inn, the host of which had instituted a goose club. Members of the club contributed a few coins each week, and at Christmas they each received a goose.
6. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", how did Sherlock Holmes get Mr. Breckinridge to reveal from where he obtained the geese?

Answer: Holmes drew him into a bet.

Breckinridge was not willing to divulge the source of the geese, so Holmes tricked him into it by betting him that the geese had come from the country. Breckinridge won the bet by showing Holmes the purchase log to prove that the geese had come from the city.
7. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", Sherlock Holmes met another man who had been inquiring about a goose at Mr. Breckinridge's shop. Who was he?

Answer: A hotel employee

James Ryder was the head attendant at the Hotel Cosmopolitan where the Countess of Morcar was staying. He had been the one who had reported the theft of the blue carbuncle. Unlike Holmes, who wanted to know from where the geese had come, Ryder wanted to know to where they had gone.
8. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", Sherlock Holmes discovers that Mr. Breckinridge had received the geese from Mrs. Oakshott of Brixton Road. Who was she?

Answer: James Ryder's sister

To win his bet, Mr. Breckinridge had shown Sherlock Holmes his purchase log, allowing Holmes to see that Breckenridge had received the geese from Mrs. Oakshott. James Ryder already knew this; she was his sister. He was trying to find out to whom Breckenridge had sold the geese.
9. In "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", how did the blue carbuncle end up inside the goose?

Answer: James Ryder had pushed it down the goose's throat to hide it.

James Ryder went to hide at his sister's home after stealing the stone. His sister was giving him a goose for Christmas, so he decided to hide the stone inside the goose. He forced the stone down the goose's throat, but then the goose escaped into the flock, and he picked the wrong goose to take with him.
10. After Sherlock Holmes solved "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", what happened to the thief?

Answer: Holmes let him go.

Sherlock Holmes took pity on James Ryder. He said he wasn't "retained by the police to supply their deficiencies". He believed that the case against the plumber wouldn't hold up without James Ryder's testimony so the plumber would be freed when Ryder disappeared. According to Holmes, he let Ryder go because it was "the season of forgiveness".
Source: Author PDAZ

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