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The Adventure of the Dying Detective Story Summary

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How is the ivory box relevant to the plot of ''The Adventure of the Dying Detective?''

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1. What kind of disease does Holmes tell Watson he is suffering from in ''The Adventure of the Dying Detective?''

2. Why does Holmes want Watson to return to his apartment separately from Mr. Smith in ''The Adventure of the Dying Detective?''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this helpful quiz and worksheet, you can quickly assess your knowledge concerning The Adventure of the Dying Detective plot. To pass this multiple-choice quiz, you'll need to be familiar with Holmes, Mr. Smith, and the police inspector.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test what you know about the following:

  • Relevance of the ivory box
  • The disease Holmes claims he's suffering from
  • Reason why Holmes wants Watson to return without Mr. Smith
  • How Holmes makes himself appear sick
  • How the police inspector knew when to enter the apartment

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about The Adventure of the Dying Detective plot
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why the ivory box is relevant to the plot interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Holmes appearing to be sick

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Continue learning about this topic with the lesson titled The Adventure of the Dying Detective Story Summary. Here are examples of what you will find in this lesson:

  • Overview of the story
  • Details about Watson's visits with Holmes and Mr. Smith
  • Final outcome of the story
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