The Adventure of the Reigate Squire: Summary & Analysis


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What clue on the note in the dead man's hand leads Sherlock to his killers in ''The Adventure of the Reigate Squire''?

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1. Sherlock puts his illness to good use. He not only appears befuddled, but creates a distraction to search Alec's room alone. What does he do?

2. At the beginning of ''The Adventure of the Reigate Squire,'' Sherlock Holmes is in need of rest. What has caused this extreme exhaustion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Easily test how much you know about 'The Adventure of the Reigate Squire' with this quiz and worksheet, including details about what Sherlock did in the process of solving the case. You can take the quiz before or after studying the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Clue on the note that leads Sherlock to the killers
  • How Sherlock creates a distraction
  • What caused Sherlock extreme exhaustion
  • Who Sherlock and Watson visit
  • What the burglars were looking for

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about 'The Adventure of the Reigate Squire'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what the burglars were actually looking for and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what leads Sherlock to the killers

Additional Learning

Learn more about this short story with the lesson titled 'The Adventure of the Reigate Squire': Summary & Analysis. Below are examples of topics in the lesson:

  • What makes Sherlock a formidable investigative sleuth
  • Who Colonel Hayter is
  • Sherlock's request of Mr. Cunningham
  • Demonstration of Sherlock's determination