Professor Moriarty in The Final Problem: Character Analysis


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According to Holmes in 'The Adventure of the Final Problem,' what puts Professor Moriarty at the pinnacle of crime?

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1. What creature does Holmes compare Moriarty to in 'The Adventure of the Final Problem'?

2. How is Moriarty an opposite of Holmes in 'The Adventure of the Final Problem'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the worksheet and quiz, you can figure out how much you know about Prof. Moriarty's role in The Final Problem. You'll need to know about Moriarty's characteristics for the quiz, as well as what Holmes compares him to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll get to check your understanding of:

  • How Moriarty proves his ability to set traps
  • Animal that Holmes uses to describe Moriarty
  • Why Moriarty is at the pinnacle of crime, according to Holmes
  • How Moriarty is an opposite of Holmes

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main characters, such as Moriarty and Holmes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what Moriarty is known for
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on Professor Moriarty from The Final Problem

Additional Learning

Work through more material about this character by using the lesson named Professor Moriarty in The Final Problem: Character Analysis. Other topics you can look over include:

  • Who the narrator is of this story
  • The relationship between Holmes and Moriarty
  • How Holmes praises Moriarty
  • What happens to Holmes and Moriarty at the end of this story