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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Sherlock Holmes?

Updated on October 14, 2014

A Sherlock Holmes Quiz

This is a fun quiz on that famous sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. He has been portrayed in films, on stage and radio plays by countless actors.

There is even a statue of him and a Sherlock Holmes museum solely dedicated to this Scottish physician and detective. Take this fun quiz and see how much you really know about him.

Sherlock Holmes Test

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Sherlock Holmes Test


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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Creator of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories was born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was sent to a boarding school at a very young age and while there he wrote regularly to his mother who herself was a great story teller. It was during these difficult years that he discovered he had a talent for storytelling and he was often surrounded by younger students as he told them amazing stories to amuse them.

The man that impressed him most as a student was one of his teachers, Dr Joseph Bell who was a master of observation, logic, deduction and diagnosis. All these traits were later to be found in his character, Sherlock Holmes. Sir Conan Doyle spent the following years as a doctor and a struggling author. It was in 1888 that his novel, "A Study in Scarlet" first introduced the character of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.

He continued with both careers as a doctor and writer of short stories until 1891 when he nearly died after a sever attack of influenza. He abandoned his medical career and concentrated on his writing. Sherlock Holmes appeared in 56 short stories and four Conan Doyle novels.

Sir Conan Doyle was knighted in 1902 for his role in justifying the United Kingdom's role in the Boer war in South Africa at the turn of the twentieth century.

Read the full biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes Statue

Sherlock Holmes Statue
Sherlock Holmes Statue

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, Scotland though the place no longer stands. This statue of Sherlock Holmes was created by Gerald Oglivie Laing in 1989 and now stands in Edinburgh.

Sherlock Holmes Stories

Hound Of the Baskervilles - A Sherlock Holmes crime novel with at least 24 film versions

Sherlock Holmes Museum - World's Most Famous Address


The Sherlock Holmes Museum was opened in 1990 dedicated to the master detective. It bears the address, 221b, Baker Street and is located in central London close to Regent's Park. The museum is privately run by the Sherlock Holmes International Society. The boarding house was where Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson used to reside as tenants of Mrs. Hudson.

The museum is opened everyday except on Christmas Day.

Opening times are 9.30am - 6pm

Take a tour of the Museum Shop where you will find all sorts of souvenirs for Sherlock Holmes fans.

Take A Tour Of The Sherlock Holmes Museum

Buy at
Buy at

Sherlock Holmes IQ Book

How do you rate against the Great Detective?

The Sherlock Holmes I.Q. Book: Test YOur IQ Against the Great Detective

Amazon Price: $ $9.95

Taken from such works a "A Study in Scarlet," "The Sign of the Four," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," and The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes.

72 puzzles challenge the reader's abilities in language, math, codes, and, of course, deductive reasoning. Dr. Watson retells each story and, at the end, Holmes poses a new conundrum relating to the adventure.

Sherlock Holmes Game

Sherlock Holmes Game Puzzle - Find the hidden clues as you assemble the puzzle

Classic Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle - Sherlock Holmes
Classic Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle - Sherlock Holmes

- Find the hidden clues when you assemble the 1000 piece puzzle

- Solve the Sherlock Holmes mystery from the clues in the puzzle and the story

- Recommended age is 3-7 years


Sherlock Holmes Film - In the movies and also on stage


Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in Hound of the Baskervilles, 1939

The character of Sherlock Holmes was so popular that there has been many stage and cinematic adaptations. The Guinness World Records has listed him as "the most portrayed movie character" with 75 actors playing the part in 211 films. Some of the actors have included Basil Rathbone who starred in 14 films as well as radio plays, Jeremy Brett, Vasily Livanov and countless others.

Watch Your Favorite Sherlock Holmes Movie

This Sherlock Holmes collection contains "The Eligible Bachelor," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," "The Last Vampyre," "The Master Blackmailer" and "The Sign of Four." The five feature-length films stars Jeremy Brett, easily the best of all screen actors to play the sleuth together with Edward Hardwicke as Dr. Watson.

New Sherlock Holmes Movie - Robert Downey wins a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the famous detective

Sherlock Holmes [Blu-ray]
Sherlock Holmes [Blu-ray]

See Sherlock Holmes and his good friend, Dr Watson in action in this 2009 version.



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