Our members from Seattle’s Sound of the Baskervilles, and intrepid Quiz Team, Margie Deck “Gwen” and Sheila Holtgrieve “Daisy” have devised a fascinating quiz for our members. It is all about unpublished Canonical stories and events.
Please send your answers to “Daisy” and “Gwen” at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Margie and Sheila will answer you and will post the correct answers next week as a comment to this post. Thanks very much to each of you for filling the Quiz hiatus with a wonderful test of knowledge!
SOB TEAM/Sheila “Daisy” and Margie “Gwen”
The Untold Tales
All questions relate to the untold tales mentioned in the canon.
All answers must include the story where the mention is found.
Scoring is five points for each correct answer; bonus question #20 is worth ten points due to the dual nature of the question.
One extra point per question will be awarded for including the correct page number from Buttons’ venerable 1930 Doubleday Edition.
- What vessel went missing in the mist?
- What does Watson deprecate and what will he do if it happens again?
- Holmes reminds Watson about a mild man who sought Holmes’ help; who was he and why did he want help?
- Only a very important issue could call Holmes from London as he was busy; what are the two things which had him busy?
- What fashionable person came to see Holmes and stayed part of an hour?
- In 1894 Watson had at least six cases which would furnish a narrative but apparently did not; name the cases.
- Lestrade mentions, in a letter to Holmes, a case involving a large, swarthy person; who is this person and what was his affair?<
- Holmes saved someone’s mother’s elder brother from murder; name the someone, the intended victim, and the villain who was to commit the crime.
- For whom did Holmes arrange an affair, and who reminded him of it the next year?
- Watson states that one July was striking due to several cases, one of which concerned a captain; describe the captain.
- Whose terror prevented Holmes from leaving, and what kind of terror was it?
- Name the deceased husband of a client who was also a client of Holmes in one of the early cases.
- While Holmes dug in vain in his commonplace book for a name his client wished him to know, he found the familiar names of two others with the same surname; give the three names and describe the three people.
- A client says to Holmes that he heard of Holmes in regard to a club scandal; name the client and the club.
- How did Holmes run down the coiner?
- Sherlock did not consult Mycroft about what case involving whom?
- What was coming to a head resulting in Holmes’ inability to go to Lewisham?
- In what abstruse problem was Holmes immersed in 1895?
- Name a king Holmes worked for and one he worked against.