The Ultimate Sherlock Holmes Quiz
by Staff
Think you’re the ultimate Sherlock Holmes fan? Take our quiz on the life and legends of the great detective himself to find out!

What street do Holmes and Watson live on?

  • Regency Street
  • Baker Street
  • High Street

What is Watson's official job (other than crime-solving, that is)?

  • lawyer
  • clerk
  • doctor

What is the name of Holmes' landlord?

  • Mrs. Hudley
  • Mrs. Swanson
  • Mrs. Hudson

Watson narrates every Sherlock Holmes story.

  • TRUE

How many Sherlock Holmes stories did Arthur Conan Doyle write if you include both novels and short stories?

  • 40
  • 60
  • 80

When was the first Sherlock Holmes story written?

  • 1866
  • 1876
  • 1886

Which of the following is not one of the four full-length novels starring Holmes?

  • "The Five Orange Pips"
  • "A Study in Scarlet"
  • "The Hound of the Baskervilles"

What is the name of Holmes' older brother?

  • Myron
  • Mycroft
  • Mylon

What is the name of Sherlock Holmes' arch enemy?

  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Professor Moriarty
  • Dr. Watson

Who are the Baker Street Irregulars?

  • police officers
  • shopkeepers
  • street urchins

Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his first Holmes novel in just three weeks.

  • TRUE

Which of these sports is Sherlock Holmes most likely to practice?

  • baseball
  • boxing
  • rowing

What word is written at the murder scene in "A Study in Scarlet?"

  • sterben
  • rache
  • leben

What is the speckled band?

  • a piece of jewelry
  • a coin
  • a snake

Sherlock Holmes casually injects cocaine in the first Holmes novel.

  • TRUE

Where does Holmes store his tobacco.

  • in his sock
  • in a cigar box
  • under his hat

What book introduces readers to Mary Morstan?

  • "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
  • "The Sign of the Four"
  • "The Valley of Fear"

What makes the dog glow in "The Hound of the Baskervilles?"

  • trick lighting
  • phosphorous
  • evil spirits

Who is the killer in "The Hound of the Baskervilles?"

  • Stapleton
  • Henry
  • Moriarty

Holmes never utters the phrase, "Elementary, my dear Watson" in any of Doyle's books or stories.

  • TRUE

What is used as the murder weapon in "The Valley of Fear?"

  • shotgun
  • knife
  • poison

What is Silver Blaze?

  • metallic poison
  • horse
  • regal manor

In what story is Holmes seemingly killed of?

  • "The Sign of the Four"
  • "The Empty House"
  • "The Final Problem"

In what story does a very much alive Holmes reappear?

  • "The Empty House"
  • "The Valley of Fear"
  • "A Case of Identity"

What is the period between "The Final Problem" and "The Empty House" known as?

  • The Missing Years
  • The Lost Weekend
  • The Great Hiatus

What does Holmes pursue after retiring?

  • chess
  • painting
  • beekeeping

When was the very first Sherlock Holmes movie made?

  • 1900
  • 1920
  • 1940

Who were the four in "The Sign of the Four?"

  • business leaders
  • convicts
  • pirates

How many times did actor William Gillette portray Holmes on stage in the early 20th century?

  • 100
  • 500
  • 1,000 plus

Who plays Holmes in the BBC TV series, which premiered in 2010?

  • Mark Gatiss
  • Andrew Scott
  • Benedict Cumberbatch