Answers – Christmas 2012 Quiz

Q1 Match the following animals with their given names and their owners:

Answer:

1) CARLO, SPANIEL, ROBERT FERGUSON

2) SHOSCOMBE PRINCE, THOROUGHBRED, SIR ROBERT NORBERTON

3) SAHARA KING, LION, EUGENIA RONDER

4) CARLO, MASTIFF, JEPHRO RUCASTLE

5) TEDDY, MONGOOSE, HENRY WOOD

6) TOBY, MONGREL, MR SHERMAN

7) SILVER BLAZE, THOROUGHBRED, COLONEL ROSS

8) ROY, WOLFHOUND, PROFESSOR PRESBURY

 

Q2 Identify the context each of the following animals are mentioned in and their canonical cases. Bonus point: Which of these is the first animal to be mentioned in canon (by date of publication)?

Answer:

1) STUD – state of the path to Lauriston Gardens described by Holmes as if ‘ herd of buffaloes has passed’

2) STUD – Watson’s pet mentioned just once before he moves into 221b

3) SILV – experimented on by Straker prior to attempting to wound and lame Silver Blaze

4) BLAC – Holmes harpooning a dead pig to recreate wounds on body

5) SCAN – A fine pair pulled the Baron’s carriage

6) STUD – Watson was saved by his orderly throwing him over one to aid escape in Afghanistan

7) COPP – Rucastle’s child kills them with his slipper

8) HOUN – spotted by Stapleton the naturalist on Grimpen Mire

9) CREE – serum of this primate injected by Prof In belief of its rejuvenescent powers

10) SPEC – Indian creature kept in grounds of Stoke Prior by Grimsby-Roylott

Bonus point: 6 – mentioned in opening paragraphs of STUD

 

Q3 Which of the following racehorses is mentioned in the Silver Blaze case but  wasn’t a final runner in The 1892 Wessex Cup?

Bonus point: What were Silver Blaze’s racing colours?

Answer: BAYARD – Silver Blaze’s stable mate owned by Colonel Ross

Bonus point: Black cap, red jacket

 

Q4 Wild Goose Chase:  Before it ended up on the dinner table at 221B the infamous goose had passed through many hands. Place these names in the chronological order as to who would have come into contact with it:

Answer:

1) OAKSHOTT – the breeder who promised a goose to her brother -

2) RYDER – a hotel commissioner, who stole the jewel and fed it to the goose which was bought by -

3) WINDIGATE – the Covent Garden market trader who sold it  to -

4) BRECKINRIDGE – the innkeeper of the Alpha Inn who ran the goose club of which -

5) BAKER – was a member and who was on his way home when he dropped it -

6) PETERSEN – the commissioner picked it up and took to 221b

 

From the detailed descriptions of the disguises, name the case each of the following passages is taken from.

Bonus point: Which is the odd one out and why?

A ‘It was close upon four before the door opened and a drunken-looking groom, ill-kempt and side-whiskered, with an inflamed face and disreputable clothes, walked into the room.’

 

Answer: SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA

 

B ‘He hurried to his chamber and was down again in a few minutes dressed as a common loafer. With his collar  turned up, his shiny, seedy coat, his red cravat and his worn boots, he was a perfect sample of the class.’

 

Answer: BERYL CORONET

C ‘The aged ecclesiastic had turned his face towards me. For an instant the wrinkles were smoothed away, the nose drew away from the chin, the lower lip ceased to protrude and the mouth to mumble, the dull eyes regained their fire, the drooping figure expanded. The next the whole frame collapsed again and Holmes had gone as quickly as he had come.’

 

Answer: FINAL PROBLEM

 

D ‘I struck against an elderly, deformed man, who had been behind me and I knocked down several books which he was carrying… with a snarl of contempt he turned upon his heel and I saw his curved back and white side-whiskers disappear among the throng.’

 

Answer: EMPTY HOUSE

 

E ‘He disappeared into his bedroom and returned in a few minutes in the character in the character of an amiable and simple-minded Nonconformist clergyman. His broad black hat, his baggy trousers, his white tie, his sympathetic smile and general look of peering and benevolent curiosity were such as Mr John Hare alone could have equaled.’

 

Answer: SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA

 

F ‘He was a middle-sized, strongly-built man – square jaw, thick neck , moustache, a mask over his eyes.’

 

Answer: C. A. M.

 

G ‘”He’s following someone. Yesterday he was out as a workman looking for a job. Today he was an old woman. Fairly took me in he did and I ought to know his ways by now.” Billy pointed with a grin to a very baggy parasol which leaned against the sofa.’

 

 

Answer: MAZARIN STONE

 

H ‘Then, with the gesture of a man who has taken his decision, he sprang to his feet and passed into his bedroom. A little later a rakish young workman, with a goatee beard and a swagger, lit his clay pipe at the lamp before descending into the street.’

 

Answer: C. A.M.

 

Bonus point: F- it’s the description of Watson by the police who tried to catch him and Holmes escaping after breaking in to Milverton’s house

 

ROUND 3: SILVER SCREEN

Can you identify the following Holmes and Watson pairings, from both film and TV, by the other well-known roles the actors have portrayed.

Answers:

1) JEREMY BRETT and DAVID BURKET

2) BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH and MARTIN FREEMAN

3) ROBERT DOWNEY JNR and JUDE LAW

4) JOHNNYCAKE LEE MILLER and LUCY LIU

5) ROGER MOORE and PATRICK MACNEE

6) CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER and JAMES MASON

7) NICOL WILLIAMSON and ROBERT DUVALL

8) TOM BAKER and TERENCE RIGBY

9) RUPERT EVERETT and IAN HART

10) PETER CUSHING and ANDRE MORELL

 

 

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