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What is the right time? Trivia Quiz


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.

A matching quiz by bernie73. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
bernie73
Time
5 mins
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391,729
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. Early April, 1883 at 7:15 AM. Holmes appears at Watson's bedside to inform him Helen Stoner seeks their help in a case.  
  The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
2. April 14, 1887. Watson receives a telegram informing him Holmes is ill. Later they find a note with the time 1:45 AM.  
  The Reigate Squires
3. March 20, 1888 at 7:45 PM. A client asks Holmes to retrieve a photograph of him with Irene Adler.  
  The Adventure of the Illustrious Client
4. October 9, 1890 at 10:00 AM. Mr Jabez Wilson reads a note indicating that a temporary job he has held has ended.  
  A Scandal in Bohemia
5. The end of March, 1892 at about 1:00 PM. Mr Scott Eccles sends a telegram to Holmes, asking for help.  
  The Adventure of the Speckled Band
6. March 30, 1894, between 10:00 and 11:20 PM. Ronald Adair died...or was murdered? It's up to Holmes and Watson to find out.  
  His Last Bow
7. April 23, 1895, late in the evening. Violet Smith asks for Sherlock Holmes to help identify a man who has been pursuing her.  
  The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
8. The latter end of June, 1902 at 6:00 PM. Holmes and Watson meet with a reclusive collector who is told he may inherit a fortune.  
  The Adventure of the Empty House
9. September 3, 1902, sometime before 4:30 PM. The story opens with Holmes and Watson enjoying a visit to a Turkish Bath.  
  The Red-Headed League
10. August 2, 1914 at 9:00 PM. Von Bork, the German spymaster meets with one of his agents.  
  The Adventure of the Three Garridebs





Select each answer

1. Early April, 1883 at 7:15 AM. Holmes appears at Watson's bedside to inform him Helen Stoner seeks their help in a case.
2. April 14, 1887. Watson receives a telegram informing him Holmes is ill. Later they find a note with the time 1:45 AM.
3. March 20, 1888 at 7:45 PM. A client asks Holmes to retrieve a photograph of him with Irene Adler.
4. October 9, 1890 at 10:00 AM. Mr Jabez Wilson reads a note indicating that a temporary job he has held has ended.
5. The end of March, 1892 at about 1:00 PM. Mr Scott Eccles sends a telegram to Holmes, asking for help.
6. March 30, 1894, between 10:00 and 11:20 PM. Ronald Adair died...or was murdered? It's up to Holmes and Watson to find out.
7. April 23, 1895, late in the evening. Violet Smith asks for Sherlock Holmes to help identify a man who has been pursuing her.
8. The latter end of June, 1902 at 6:00 PM. Holmes and Watson meet with a reclusive collector who is told he may inherit a fortune.
9. September 3, 1902, sometime before 4:30 PM. The story opens with Holmes and Watson enjoying a visit to a Turkish Bath.
10. August 2, 1914 at 9:00 PM. Von Bork, the German spymaster meets with one of his agents.

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Early April, 1883 at 7:15 AM. Holmes appears at Watson's bedside to inform him Helen Stoner seeks their help in a case.

Answer: The Adventure of the Speckled Band

"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" appeared in the February 1892 issue of the "Strand Magazine". Helen Stoner fears for her life. To be fair, her sister has died recently in mysterious circumstances. The story is memorable for a scene where Helen's stepfather, Dr. Grimsby Roylott appears to threaten Holmes by bending an iron fire poker.

After he leaves, Holmes also shows his physical strength by straightening the poker. While the Speckled Band places an important role in the story, you need to read the tale to find out exactly what it is.
2. April 14, 1887. Watson receives a telegram informing him Holmes is ill. Later they find a note with the time 1:45 AM.

Answer: The Reigate Squires

"The Reigate Squires" appeared in the June 1893 issue of the "Strand Magazine". While relaxing outside London in Surrey, Holmes and Watson become involved in a case that involves a ransacked home where relatively little was seemingly taken. Holmes first finds a corner of a note that States "at quarter to two". Though he later finds the rest of the note, it leaves as many questions unanswered as answered.
3. March 20, 1888 at 7:45 PM. A client asks Holmes to retrieve a photograph of him with Irene Adler.

Answer: A Scandal in Bohemia

"A Scandal in Bohemia" appeared in the July 1891 issue of the "Strand Magazine". The client is Wilhelm, King of Bohemia. The photo he wants to regain is controversial because it shows him with the non-royal Irene Adler, a former opera singer. Though Holmes seldom expresses romantic or even affectionate feelings, Irene seems to hold an important place in his thoughts.

This may be because he considers her an intellectually worthy foe.
4. October 9, 1890 at 10:00 AM. Mr Jabez Wilson reads a note indicating that a temporary job he has held has ended.

Answer: The Red-Headed League

"The Red-Headed League" appeared in the August 1891 issue of the "Strand Magazine". Mr. Wilson is a pawnbroker who has been tricked off the premises of his business by being given a job copying the "Encyclopedia Brittanica" for a small sum each week. Holmes suspects there is more to this case and discovers it with a bit of investigation of trousers, among other things.
5. The end of March, 1892 at about 1:00 PM. Mr Scott Eccles sends a telegram to Holmes, asking for help.

Answer: The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge

"The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" was published in the September and October 1905 issues of the "Strand Magazine". It originally appeared in two parts: "The Singular Experience of Mr. John Scott Eccles" and "The Tiger of San Pedro". In the story, Scott Eccles is confused by his encounter with a Senor Garcia at the titular Wisteria Lodge.

He describes the experience as "incredible and grotesque".
6. March 30, 1894, between 10:00 and 11:20 PM. Ronald Adair died...or was murdered? It's up to Holmes and Watson to find out.

Answer: The Adventure of the Empty House

"The Adventure of the Empty House" was published in the June 1903 issue of the "Strand Magazine". The story represented the return of Sherlock Holmes, who was thought to have died at Reichenbach Falls in "The Final Problem". Although "The Hound of the Baskervilles" was published in the interim, it was set before "The Final Problem".

The story is also significant for portraying Colonel Sebastian Moran, one of the chief henchmen of Professor Moriarty.
7. April 23, 1895, late in the evening. Violet Smith asks for Sherlock Holmes to help identify a man who has been pursuing her.

Answer: The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist

"The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist" appeared in the January 1904 issue of the "Strand Magazine". Violet Smith is the so-called solitary cyclist. Holmes initially sends Watson out to investigate the case although he is less than thrilled with Watson's technique. Before the story is done, Holmes and Watson help to stop a wedding that was probably illegal.
8. The latter end of June, 1902 at 6:00 PM. Holmes and Watson meet with a reclusive collector who is told he may inherit a fortune.

Answer: The Adventure of the Three Garridebs

"The Adventure of the Three Garridebs" appeared in the January 1925 issue of the "Strand Magazine". The collector is Nathan Garrideb. A man who claims to be John Garrideb, a lawyer from Kansas, also appears in the story. In the course of the story, Watson is shot. Thinking the wound is fatal, Holmes makes a rare display of affection towards Watson.
9. September 3, 1902, sometime before 4:30 PM. The story opens with Holmes and Watson enjoying a visit to a Turkish Bath.

Answer: The Adventure of the Illustrious Client

"The Adventure of the Illustrious Client" appeared in the February and March 1925 issues of the "Strand Magazine". From the Turkish Bath, a telegram takes Holmes and Watson to meet with Sir James Damery. In the course of this case, Watson must pretend to be Dr. Hill, a collector of Ming porcelain, to meet with the evil Baron Gruner.
10. August 2, 1914 at 9:00 PM. Von Bork, the German spymaster meets with one of his agents.

Answer: His Last Bow

Although Arthur Conan Doyle wrote Sherlock Holmes stories as late as 1927, "His Last Bow" is chronologically set later than any other tale in the canon. Appearing in the "Strand Magazine" in September 1917, this is one of two stories that was written in the third person rather than being narrated by Dr. Watson. Under the alias Altamont, Holmes has been investigating this case of espionage for some time. Set at the dawn of World War One, the story shows an older Holmes and Watson (probably in their sixties).

The story ends on a mixed note as Holmes refers to the winds of change that are sweeping over Britain and Europe.
Source: Author bernie73

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