The 'Sherlock' TV Show Quiz

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The 'Sherlock' TV Show Quiz
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Are you familiar with Sherlock Holmes' brilliant deductive skills? Then we deduce that you'll ace this quiz on the TV show "Sherlock"!
When did the television show "Sherlock" premiere?
2010
2011
2012
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It premiered on July 25, 2010, in the United Kingdom.

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Which broadcasting company produces "Sherlock"?
CBS
Netflix
BBC
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"Sherlock" is produced and distributed by the BBC.

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True or false: "Sherlock" premiered in the U.S. the same day it did in the U.K.
true
false
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"Sherlock" premiered in the U.S. on Oct. 24, 2010, nearly three months after its debut in the U.K.

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Which "Sherlock" character says, "All lives end; all hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage."?
Mycroft Holmes
Dr. John Watson
Sherlock Holmes
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Mycroft Holmes has connections in high places.

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Which actor plays the title character in the television series "Sherlock"?
Jonny Lee Miller
Jude Law
Benedict Cumberbatch
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In preparation for his role as Sherlock Holmes, Cumberbatch read every original Holmes story before production began.

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Which author wrote the original Sherlock Holmes book series?
Agatha Christie
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Thomas Hardy
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Doyle's series totals four novels and 56 short stories.

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Which actor plays the role of Dr. John Watson in the television series "Sherlock"?
Martin Freeman
Colin Firth
Joseph Fiennes
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Freeman also acted in "The Hobbit" movie series.

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What is the name of Sherlock's landlady?
Mrs. Stubbs
Mrs. Hudson
Mrs. Hooper
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Wrong Answer

Her full name is Martha Louise Hudson.

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Which actress plays the role of Mrs. Hudson in the series "Sherlock"?
Julie Christie
Kristin Scott Thomas
Una Stubbs
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Wrong Answer

Stubbs is a screen and stage actress.

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What is the address of the London flat where Holmes and Watson live in the series "Sherlock"?
331B Baker St.
221B Baker St.
321B Baker St.
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The address is 221B Baker St. The real-life address used for exterior shots of the flat is 187 North Gower St., London NW1.

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In the series "Sherlock," Dr. John Watson is a veteran of which war?
Afghanistan War
Iraq War
Falkland Islands War
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Dr. John Watson is a veteran of the Afghanistan War. In the original literary series, Watson had served in the British military in Afghanistan.

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Who is NOT one of the creators of the television series "Sherlock"?
Steven Moffat
Mark Gatiss
Robert Doherty
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Doherty didn't create "Sherlock," but he did create the CBS television series "Elementary," which features a modern version of Sherlock Holmes.

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In the series "Sherlock," what is the first name of Holmes' brother?
Mycroft
Nigel
William
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Mycroft is Sherlock's older brother.

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Which actor plays Mycroft Holmes?
Andrew Scott
Rupert Graves
Mark Gatiss
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Actor and series co-creator Mark Gatiss plays Mycroft.

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Which "Sherlock" character is the primary antagonist in the series?
Lestrade
Moriarty
Anderson
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Jim Moriarty is the primary antagonist and rival of Sherlock Holmes.

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True or false: In the series "Sherlock," Holmes' parents are played by the real-life parents of the actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
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false
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Holmes' parents are played by Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton. Ventham and Carlton are the real-life parents of the actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Holmes in the series.

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Which actor plays the character Jim Moriarty in the series "Sherlock"?
Danny Webb
Jonathan Aris
Andrew Scott
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Scott also acted in the 2015 movie "Spectre."

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In the series "Sherlock," who often says "the game is on"?
Jim Moriarty
Sherlock Holmes
Dr. John Watson
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Sherlock often says this line.

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Which network airs the television series "Sherlock" in the U.S.?
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Amazon
ABC
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PBS airs the television series "Sherlock" in the U.S.

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Who is the detective that Holmes and Watson often work with in the series "Sherlock"?
Les Gregson
Garrison Lestrade
Greg Lestrade
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Greg Lestrade has worked with Sherlock for several years.

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Which agency does Lestrade work for in the series "Sherlock"?
MI5
New Scotland Yard
MI6
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New Scotland Yard is home to the Metropolitan Police Force.

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Which actor plays Detective Greg Lestrade in the series?
Rupert Grint
Rupert Everett
Rupert Graves
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Graves has many television and movie credits.

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Which "Sherlock" character works in the morgue at St. Bartholomew's Hospital?
Molly Hooper
Irene Adler
Mary Morstan
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Hooper is infatuated with Sherlock.

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Which actress plays the character Molly Hooper?
Lara Pulver
Louise Brealey
Lisa McAllister
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Brealey is also known for her role on the TV show "Casualty."

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Which character does Dr. John Watson marry?
Molly Hooper
Irene Adler
Mary Morstan
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Morstan is played by actress Amanda Abbington, who is the real-life partner of actor Martin Freeman, who plays Watson in the series.

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What instrument does Sherlock Holmes play?
violin
cello
harp
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The production crew uses a different violin in each season of the series. All are on loan from Cardiff Violins in the U.K.

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In which episode does Holmes jump off a building to his death?
"The Hounds of Baskerville"
"The Reichenbach Fall"
"A Scandal in Belgravia"
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In the season two finale episode, "The Reichenbach Fall," Holmes is seen jumping from a building to his death. In the season three episode, "The Empty Hearse," it is revealed that Holmes faked his death.

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Which "Sherlock" character says, "We solve crimes. I blog about it, and he forgets his pants, so I wouldn't hold on to too much hope"?
Mycroft Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Dr. John Watson
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Watson says this line after Mycroft Holmes asked if he could behave like an adult.

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True or false: Harry Watson is Dr. John Watson's brother.
true
false
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Harry Watson is Dr. John Watson's sister, Harriet.

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What is the name of the fictional gentlemen's club featured in the series?
The Commonwealth Club
The Diogenes Club
The Reform Club
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In real-life, the British Academy in London is used as the exterior of The Diogenes Club.

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