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Sherlock Holmes Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the great detective Sherlock Holmes?
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First submittedApril 5, 2017
Last updatedOctober 5, 2018
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What author created Sherlock Holmes?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
What city does Sherlock live in?
London
What street does he live on?
Baker
What musical instrument does he play?
Violin
Who is his brother?
Mycroft Holmes
Who is his trusty sidekick?
Dr. John Watson
Who is his landlady?
Mrs. Hudson
Who is his archnemesis?
Professor James Moriarty
Fill the blanks in the titles of these Sherlock Holmes novels
A Study in Scarlet
The Hound of the Baskervilles
What American TV doctor was modeled on Sherlock Holmes?
Dr. Gregory House
What drug does Sherlock inject a 7% solution of?
Cocaine
What agency does Inspector Lestrade work for?
Scotland Yard
What type of hat is Sherlock often portrayed as wearing?
Deerstalker
Sherlock quote: When you have eliminated the _______, whatever remains,
however improbable, must be the truth
Impossible
What word does Sherlock use that means "obvious" or "basic"?
Elementary
What word, starting with D, means "to reach a conclusion by
applying rules of logic to given premises"?
Deduce
What romantic interest was introduced in "A Scandal in Bohemia"?
Irene Adler
Who starred as Sherlock in the recent Hollywood movie series?
Robert Downey Jr.
Who starred as Sherlock in the recent BBC television series?
Benedict Cumberbatch
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level 73
Apr 6, 2017
Excellent
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level 54
Apr 6, 2017
Please accept all of the following for the last one: Beetle Cumbersome Berating Cucumbers Beehive Cumberjumbo Buddhist Encumberment Belated Cumberbumps Brown v cumberboard of education among others
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level 63
Oct 2, 2017
Excuse me, you forgot Bonkyhort Crumblysnacks.
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level 71
Oct 2, 2017
Some of those are a bit obscure, when he is frequently known as Bendyface Slumbercrunch or Bonyshanks Cummerbund. And indeed Brittlebean Cloudycrotch.
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level 49
Oct 3, 2017
Hmm I believe true fans call him Bendytoots
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level 48
Oct 7, 2017
I know him as Bumbershoot Candlesticks, ;)
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level 24
Apr 9, 2018
haha. good nicknames i haven't even heard some of them. I'm a huge fan of his. check out 'The Imitation Game'
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level 70
Jun 9, 2017
Omitting reference to Jeremy Brett in this quiz, while still mentioning Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch, is egregious. The latter can't hold a candle to Brett's performance. For a LARGE number of Holmes fans, there is Jeremy Brett, and then there's everybody else, as it relates to actors portraying the super-sleuth.

For all who are unfamiliar with Jeremy Brett's performance, Granada produced a series of Holmes episodes for a decade beginning in 1984. Must've been approx. 41 episodes in all. The first 13 featured David Grant as Dr. Watson, followed by Edward Hardwicke as Watson for the rest. Do yourself a favor, and get a hold of a set of these and kick back one winter and binge of the best Sherlock Holmes depiction there ever was, or ever will be.
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level 71
Oct 2, 2017
And yet you mention Brett without saying anything about Rathbone. Each to their own :-)
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level 56
Oct 2, 2017
Well said - a piece of cherry-picking there by DonTheLampLighter
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level 76
Oct 4, 2017
Basil's my favorite.
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level 49
Oct 3, 2017
David Burke, not David Grant.
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level 77
Oct 2, 2017
I tried "Holmes" for his brother but was denied.
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level 55
Oct 2, 2017
Holmes Holmes?
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level 79
Oct 2, 2017
I did the same thing, as last names are usually accepted on Jetpunk! ;)
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level 24
Apr 9, 2018
it's Mycroft Holmes. Not Holmes Holmes or god knows whatever you thought
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level 71
Oct 2, 2017
No Brit would ever refer to "Baker" rather than the full "Baker Street" (not sure why the shorter American usage has never caught on here, but perhaps it's too confusing when there's often nearby a Baker Rd, Baker Circus, Baker Crescent, Baker Ave, Baker Sq, etc). I'd suggest adding "St" to the answer, therefore, but honestly it's too trivial to bother with...
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level 73
Oct 2, 2017
Or maybe - and hear me out - Baker is sufficient because the question asked is "What STREET does he live on?"
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level 63
Oct 4, 2017
Yeah, but in Britain if someone asked what street you live on, you'd still answer "Baker Street". Because that's what it's called...
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level 44
Oct 15, 2017
The question asks for the street, and the street is Baker. I'm a Brit and I can see Baker is acceptable since the question asks for what street, not just 'where does he live'.
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level 43
Oct 2, 2017
Got 10, I love watching the British TV series of Sherlock: Cumberbatch plays it perfectly.
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level 48
Oct 7, 2017
And Andrew Scott is amazing as Moriarty
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level 24
Apr 9, 2018
amazing and funny I <3 it
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level 51
Oct 2, 2017
100% 2:45 left. Thank you, BBC! That was such a great show, very well written and acted, indeed.
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level 68
Oct 2, 2017
This quiz didn't require much deduction. An elementary beginning, now we need one worthy of Mycroft or Moriarty.
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level 60
Oct 3, 2017
Irene Adler isn't really a romantic interest in "A Scandal in Bohemia." She outwits Holmes, and he is clearly impressed by her, but that's pretty much it. She doesn't show up in any of the other written Holmes stories. She only became a proper romantic interest in screen adaptations. The question is fair enough (especially since we get the last name), but I thought it worth keeping the record straight.
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level 60
Oct 3, 2017
Also, if I remember correctly (and I'm reaching waaaay back here), Adler's scheme is responsible for Holmes earning enough money from the king of Bohemia for this one case that he is free to pursue whatever pleasures he likes for the rest of his life. This is one of the very early Holmes stories, so that bit is used to explain his irascible behavior and his general indifference to whether anyone but him is satisfied with his work.
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level 51
Oct 8, 2017
Right on.
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level 51
Oct 8, 2017
Took the words out of my mouth.