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1

determination; persistence

tenacity

2

dulled; made less intense

deadened

3

an expert in a particular subject

connoisseur

4

hindered

hampered

5

impressive delicacy and skill

finesse

6

to persuade

induce

7

to regard as acceptable, forgivable

condone

8

resounded

pealed

9

to show (someone) to be involved in crime

implicate

10

sturdy; healthy

robust

11

sudden, uncontrollable outburst

paroxysm

12

suspicion

surmise

13

in a manner unable to be stopped

inexorably

14

unusual; shocking

outré

15

weak

feeble

16

Why has Holmes been on the moor in secret?

He wanted to conduct his own investigation, uninterrupted

17

What is the true identity of Miss Stapleton?

Mrs. Stapleton; Stapleton's wife

18

What is the identity of the spy who is also Sir Charles's murderer?

Stapleton

19

Whose death occurs on the moor, causing Homes and Watson to temporarily mourn before they realize who it is?

Selden

20

What revelation does Holmes have while looking at the Baskerville portraits?

Stapleton is a Baskerville.

21

What did Stapleton promise Mrs. Laura Lyons?

He promised to marry her.

22

What is the literary significance of the hound's death at the hands of Holmes?

The hound's death signifies the triumph of the rational against the supernatural.

23

Stapleton probably meets what fate?

He probably perishes in the mire.

24

What is Stapleton's original name and place of origin?

Vandeleur; South America

25

How were the "footprints of a gigantic hound" formed?

The hound stepped near Sir Charles and sniffed him after he died.

26

When Holmes retells the entire mystery of the Baskervilles, what is the supernatural able to explain?

nothing