Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle: Summary & Explanation


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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle modeled the physical features and deductive reasoning skills after this true life associate ________.

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1. Sherlock Holmes can be described as:

2. Sherlock Holmes's roommate, colleague, and narrator is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though he killed off the character once, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the continuing adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson, due to unimaginable fan demand. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the history of this beloved character.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The real-life influences on the development of Sherlock Holmes
  • The physical description of Sherlock Holmes
  • Holmes' companion
  • Memorable events in Holmes' adventures

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand key details and events explained in the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Sherlock Holmes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Sherlock Holmes, his history and his adventures

Additional Learning

To learn more about Holmes and his adventures, review the accompanying lesson called Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Summary, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the history of the development of Sherlock Holmes
  • Explains the cultural significance of Sherlock Holmes
  • Outlines key events and details from Holmes' adventures