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The Adventure of Silver Blaze: Summary & Analysis

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Who was the unlikely murderer in The Adventure of the Silver Blaze?

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1. For what reason does Sherlock Holmes leave King's Pyland in Dartmoor before revealing that he's solved the case in The Adventure of the Silver Blaze?

2. Why, according to Holmes, would Inspector Gregory never solve the case in The Adventure of the Silver Blaze?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess how much you know and can recall about The Adventure of Silver Blaze. The quiz consists of five short multiple-choice questions about the actions of characters like Holmes and Straker, quotes from Holmes and the solution to the mystery.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following topics:

  • The unlikely murderer
  • Reason why Sherlock Holmes leaves King's Pyland prior to revealing that he's solved the case
  • Holmes' belief that Inspector Gregory would never solve the case
  • Action of the dog that Holmes thought was a 'curious incident'
  • Location of Silver Blaze
  • Reason why John Straker was carrying a cataract knife

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the plot of The Adventure of Silver Blaze
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why Sherlock Holmes leaves King's Pyland before explaining the solution to the case and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location of Silver Blaze

Additional Learning

Learn more about this Sherlock Holmes case with the lesson titled The Adventure of Silver Blaze: Summary & Analysis. Here's a quick glance at what's included in the lesson:

  • Holmes' arrival on the scene
  • Person who walks Holmes through the details of the crime
  • Reason why Holmes is not in a hurry to investigate the scene
  • Outcome of the case
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