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The Hound of the Baskervilles Quiz

A quiz on the 3rd novel to feature Sherlock Holmes, the fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 10 Questions.

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In the Sherlock Holmes story, where is Baskerville Hall located?

  • Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
  • Dartmoor, Devon
  • The Fens, Norfolk
  • Dover, Kent

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In 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', what name does the bearded suspect use while spying on Sir Henry?

  • Sir Henry Baskerville
  • Mr Sherlock Holmes
  • Dr John Watson
  • Professor James Moriarty

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Who first discovered the dead body of the superstitious Sir Charles Baskerville?

  • Dr Mortimer (his friend)
  • Sir Henry (his nephew)
  • Miss Stapleton (his neighbour)
  • Barrymore (his servant)

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In 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', why did Barrymore habitually go to the window with a candle?

  • To send a signal
  • To check it was secure
  • To clean it
  • As a superstitous routine

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Early on in the story, what was stolen from Sir Henry in order to gain his scent?

  • A walking cane
  • An old boot
  • A top hat
  • A pocket watch

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In 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', who was killed by accident because he was wearing Sir Henry's clothes?

  • Mr Stapleton (the naturalist)
  • Dr Mortimer (the country doctor)
  • Selden (the escaped criminal)
  • Barrymore (the servant)

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In 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', who was the mysterious man on the moor living in one of the old stone huts?

  • Barrymore
  • Dr Mortimer
  • Frankland
  • Sherlock Holmes

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How did the hound appear to have fire burst from it's eyes and mouth?

  • An unusual form of rabies
  • An applied preparation of phosphorus
  • It wore a highly reflective muzzle
  • Areas of bare bone from mistreatment

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How did the gigantic hound meet its end?

  • Shot by Holmes and Watson
  • Phosphorus poisoning
  • Sucked down into the Grimpen Mire
  • Choked by its master

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Who was the scheming criminal mastermind behind 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'?

  • Mr Jack Stapleton
  • Miss Beryl Stapleton
  • Professor James Moriarty
  • Mr John Barrymore