Adventure of the Speckled Band

Question 1 of 25

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Who is the narrator of "The Adventure of the Speckled Band?"

Select one of the following:

  • Dr. Grimesby Roylott

  • Sherlock Holmes

  • Dr. John Watson

  • Helen Stoner

Question 2 of 25

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"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" is told in point of view.

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    first person
    first person
    second person
    second person
    third person limited
    third person limited
    third person omniscient
    third person omniscient

Question 3 of 25

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Watson was prompted to tell this story mainly to clear up the rumors surrounding the death of Dr. Grimesby Roylott.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 4 of 25

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Fill the blank space to complete the text.

The literary device in the quotation "Oh, sir, do you not think that you could help me, too, and at least throw a little light through the dense darkness which surrounds me?" is an example of a .

Question 5 of 25

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Fill the blank space to complete the text.

The literary device in the quotation "But I have heard, Mr. Holmes, that you can see deeply into the manifold wickedness of the human heart" is an example of a .

Question 6 of 25

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The main part of the exposition is when .
The main part of the rising action is when .
The major conflict is .
The main part of the climax is when .
The main part of the falling action is when .
The main part of the resolution is when .

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    Helen tells Holmes her story
    Helen tells Holmes her story
    Holmes wakes up Watson to hear a mystery
    Holmes wakes up Watson to hear a mystery
    Dr. Grimesby Roylott threatens Holmes
    Dr. Grimesby Roylott threatens Holmes
    Holmes and Watson investigate the manor
    Holmes and Watson investigate the manor
    Sherlock Holmes vs. Dr. Grimesby Roylott
    Sherlock Holmes vs. Dr. Grimesby Roylott
    Dr. Grimesby Roylott vs. Helen Stoner
    Dr. Grimesby Roylott vs. Helen Stoner
    Holmes attacks the swamp adder
    Holmes attacks the swamp adder
    Holmes &Watson hold their silent vigil
    Holmes &Watson hold their silent vigil
    Watson wraps up the events at the manor
    Watson wraps up the events at the manor
    Dr. Grimesby Roylott dies.
    Dr. Grimesby Roylott dies.
    Holmes explains his deductions to Watson
    Holmes explains his deductions to Watson
    Dr. Grimesby Roylott dies
    Dr. Grimesby Roylott dies

Question 7 of 25

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Fill the blank space to complete the text.

The "speckled band" itself refers to a .

Question 8 of 25

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This is a paragraph describing the outside of the manor. Please put a check mark next to each clue.

Select one or more of the following:

  • The building was of gray, lichen-blotched stone, with a high central portion and two curving wings, like the claws of a crab, thrown out on each side.

  • In one of these wings the windows were broken and blocked with wooden boards, while the roof was partly caved in, a picture of ruin.

  • The central portion was in little better repair, but the right-hand block was comparatively modern, and the blinds in the windows, with the blue smoke curling up from the chimneys, showed that this was where the family resided.

  • Some scaffolding had been erected against the end wall, and the stone-work had been broken into, but there were no signs of any workmen at the moment of our visit.

  • Holmes walked slowly up and down the ill-trimmed lawn and examined with deep attention the outsides of the windows.

  • Holmes, after a careful examination through the open window, endeavoured in every way to force the shutter open, but without success.

  • Then with his lens he tested the hinges, but they were of solid iron, built firmly into the massive masonry.

Question 9 of 25

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This is a paragraph describing Julia Stoner's former room. Please put a check mark next to each clue.

Select one or more of the following:

  • It was a homely little room, with a low ceiling and a gaping fireplace, after the fashion of old country-houses.

  • A brown chest of drawers stood in one corner, a narrow white-counterpaned bed in another, and a dressing-table on the left-hand side of the window.

  • These articles, with two small wicker-work chairs, made up all the furniture in the room save for a square of Wilton carpet in the centre.

  • The boards round and the panelling of the walls were of brown, worm-eaten oak, so old and discoloured that it may have dated from the original building of the house.

  • Holmes pointed to a thick bell-rope which hung down beside the bed, the tassel actually lying upon the pillow.

  • He threw himself down upon his face with his lens in his hand and crawled swiftly backward and forward, examining minutely the cracks between the boards.

  • Then he did the same with the wood-work with which the chamber was panelled.

  • Finally he walked over to the bed and spent some time in staring at it and in running his eye up and down the wall.

Question 10 of 25

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This is a paragraph describing Dr. Grimesby Roylott's room. Please mark each clue.

Select one or more of the following:

  • Dr. Grimesby Roylott's chamber was larger than that of his stepdaughter, but was as plainly furnished.

  • A camp-bed, a small wooden shelf full of books, mostly of a technical character, an armchair beside the bed, a plain wooden chair against the wall, a round table, and a large iron safe were the principal things which met the eye.

  • "What's in here?" he asked, tapping the safe.
    "My stepfather's business papers."

  • He took up a small saucer of milk which stood on the top of it.

  • He squatted down in front of the wooden chair and examined the seat of it with the greatest attention.

Question 11 of 25

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What was Helen Stoner's relationship to Dr. Grimesby Roylott?

Select one of the following:

  • his neice

  • his daughter

  • his stepdaughter

  • his sister

Question 12 of 25

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Fill the blank space to complete the text.

At the end of the story, Sherlock Holmes used a to return the snake to its safe.

Question 13 of 25

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Identify the error in this line of the story: "I shall order you a cup of hot coffee for I observe that you are shivering."

Select one of the following:

  • run-on sentence

  • comma splice

  • sentence fragment

  • no error

Question 14 of 25

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Identify the error in this line of the story: "And now I beg that you will lay before us everything that may help us in forming an opinion upon the matter."

Select one of the following:

  • run-on sentence

  • comma splice

  • sentence fragment

  • no error

Question 15 of 25

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What signaled the major change in Dr. Roylott's personality?

Select one of the following:

  • His trial and imprisonment in India

  • The death of his wife

  • The move from India to England

  • The death of Julia Stoner

Question 16 of 25

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Which of the following was not in Dr. Grimesby Roylott's bedroom?

Select one of the following:

  • a bed

  • a bell-pull

  • a shelf of books

  • a round table

Question 17 of 25

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Fill the blank spaces to complete the text.

Dr. Roylott controlled the snake using a and a of .

Question 18 of 25

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The bell-pull in Julia's room was attached to the what?

Select one of the following:

  • ceiling

  • ventilator

  • bed

  • window

Question 19 of 25

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Fill the blank space to complete the text.

Based on the wording "speckled band," Holmes first mistakenly believed that were involved.

Question 20 of 25

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Identify the error in this line of the story: "The trees and wayside hedges were just throwing out their first green shoots, the air was full of the pleasant smell of the moist earth."

Select one of the following:

  • run-on sentence

  • comma splice

  • sentence fragment

  • no error

Question 21 of 25

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The gypsies were the ones making the whistling noise.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 22 of 25

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The speckled band was hidden inside a drawer.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 23 of 25

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Sherlock Holmes and John Watson encountered Dr. Roylott's cheetah.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 24 of 25

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Identify the error in this line of the story: "Holmes walked slowly up and down the ill-trimmed lawn and examined with deep attention the outsides of the windows."

Select one of the following:

  • run-on sentence

  • comma splice

  • sentence fragment

  • no error

Question 25 of 25

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What caused the snake to bite Dr. Roylott?

Select one of the following:

  • He didn't call it back in time.

  • He stepped on it.

  • He didn't feed it.

  • It was mad.

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Adventure of the Speckled Band

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8th Grade Language Arts study quiz for "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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