Sherlock Holmes: Books, Characters & Author


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Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by which one of the following?

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1. In which story did Conan Doyle introduce Sherlock Holmes?

2. The Sherlock Holmes stories are credited with influencing which field of work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most recognizable characters in English literature, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of his stories. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the stories, characters and cultural influence of Sherlock Holmes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Literature
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Inspirations for Sherlock Holmes
  • Influence of Sherlock Holmes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main characters such as James Moriarty and John Watson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Sherlock Holmes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Sherlock Holmes

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson called Sherlock Holmes: Books, Characters & Author. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the history of Sherlock Holmes
  • Understand the cultural impact of Sherlock Holmes
  • Know important books, stories and characters from the series