John Straker in The Adventure of Silver Blaze


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What is John Straker's occupation at King's Pyland in The Adventure of Silver Blaze?

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1. What clue leads Sherlock Holmes to believe that John Straker lived a double life in The Adventure of Silver Blaze?

2. What is John Straker's relationship to William Derbyshire in The Adventure of Silver Blaze?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you understand about John Straker in The Adventure of Silver Blaze. You'll be assessed on key points such as John Straker's job and a clue that he lives a double life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about:

  • John Straker's relationship with William Derbyshire
  • Cause of death for John Straker
  • John Straker's plan to pay off his debts

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on John Straker in The Adventure of Silver Blaze
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about John Straker's double life, his relationship to William Derbyshire and how he plots to settle his debts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how John Straker dies

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this particular character from the lesson titled John Straker in The Adventure of Silver Blaze. These topics will be addressed:

  • An introduction to the storyline
  • Straker's employment before he's killed
  • The way his body is found
  • Debt incurred by Straker and how it influenced his actions