Specialist: Sherlock Holmes

From the quiz on 1/3/16.

  1. What is the name of the Scotland Yard inspector who has appeared in 13 separate Sherlock Holmes stories, more than any other character besides Holmes and Watson themselves? Inspector G. Lestrade

  2. According to Watson in the short story The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual, what does Holmes keep hidden in the toe end of his Persian slipper? Tobacco

  3. Before she retired and moved to London, what was the profession of Irene Adler, the American who appears only in A Scandal in Bohemia but is frequently reimagined as Holmes’s love interest? Opera singer

  4. In The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, the thief hides the gem of the title in the crop of which bird? Goose

  5. The title of Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is taken from which 1892 short story, in which Holmes investigates the disappearance of a famous racehorse and the murder of its trainer? Silver Blaze

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