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The Adventure of the Dying Detective Characters & Analysis

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How does Dr. Watson's first impression of Culverton Smith in 'The Adventure of the Dying Detective' suggest to the reader that Smith might be the villain?

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1. In what way does the role of Culverton Smith's butler in 'The Adventure of the Dying Detective' add to the reader's understanding of Smith's character?

2. The main characters in 'The Adventure of the Dying Detective are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of the story The Adventure of the Dying Detective with these study resources. Questions will address topics like Dr. Watson's first impression of Culverton Smith and the way that the butler's role adds to the reader's comprehension of Smith's character.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about:

  • The main characters in the text
  • Watson's reaction to Culverton Smith smiling about a character being ill
  • Holmes asking Smith to light the gas

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson The Adventure of the Dying Detective
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Culverton Smith being asked by Sherlock Holmes to light the gas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Dr. Watson's initial impressions of Smith and how Smith adds to the story by way of his butler

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled The Adventure of the Dying Detective Characters & Analysis will teach you more about the following key points:

  • Quick summary of the story's plot
  • The story's minor characters
  • Details about the role of the main characters
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