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100 Sherlock Holmes Trivia Questions That May Not Be So Elementary

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October 17, 2022

Put on your deerstalker and get out your magnifying glass! We’ve compiled the best Sherlock Holmes trivia questions you could ask for. If you know everything about Sherlock Holmes, try your hand at this quiz. You might be able to deduce the answers, but be careful showing off your intellect - or your friends might send you to Reichenbach Falls!

Long after the publication of the Sherlock Holmes tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock fans are still spawning new stories, novels, films, and TV shows left and right. The name Sherlock Holmes is synonymous with wickedly clever. Are you qualified to be the Dr. Watson to our Sherlock Holmes? How much do you really know about the world’s most famous detective? 

Let’s test out your knowledge of this enigmatic and beloved British character with our set of Sherlock Holmes trivia questions and answers. Once you’re done, you can test your knowledge on our Agatha Christie, James Bond, and book trivia quizzes!

1. Who played Sherlock Holmes in a big screen version?

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2. The 1979 movie Murder by Decree had Holmes and Watson on the trail of who?

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3. The first Sherlock Holmes movie in color was what?

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4. Which sport was Holmes said to be an expert at?

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5. The original Holmes stories where set in both Victorian and which other era?

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6. Instead of a pipe, Benedict Cumberbatch's Holmes uses what?

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1. Which actor played Watson in the 1976 movie The Seven-Per-Cent Solution?

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2. Which USA author wrote a short story where Dr Watson solved the crime not Holmes?

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3. How many Napoleons are in the title of the Holmes adventure?

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4. Which musical instrument did Sherlock Holmes play?

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5. What is the name of the horse that disappears in a Holmes mystery?

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6. The TV show set in the present day based on Sherlock Holmes is. what?

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1. There are statues of Holmes and Watson outside the UK Embassy in which city?

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2. Holmes is an recovering addict from which drug in Elementary?

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3. Conan Doyle 'killed off' Holmes in which story before bringing him back 10 years later?

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4. The first Sherlock Holmes novel was published In what year?

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5. What was the Sherlock Holmes Japanese anime called?

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6. The last collection of Holmes' stories published in 1917 were called, what?

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1. Characters in which Star Trek series played Holmes and Watson on the 'holodeck'?

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2. In a controversial work by Michael Dibdins who did Holmes turn out to be at the end?

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3. What is Dr Watson's full name?

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4. What award did Robert Downey Jr. win for his portrayal of Holmes in the 2009 movie?

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5. Holmes describes Watson as being too, what, to be a detective?

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6. Who is reported to have made Conan Doyle bring back Sherlock Holmes?

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1. Which James Bond actor played Holmes in the 1976 movie?

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2. Complete this Holmes mystery; The Adventure of the …..?

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3. Arthur Conan Doyle sold the rights to first Holmes story A Study in Scarlet for how much?

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4. The name of the 1976 movie was Sherlock Holmes in …..?

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5. In which city did Sherlock Holmes live?

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6. In which Sherlock Holmes book does Dr Watson meet his future wife?

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1. What was the name of Sherlock Holmes only sibling?

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2. Howard Marion Crawford played Watson in a USA TV series from which decade?

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3. The first Sherlock Holmes novel was called what?

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4. Which actor has played Sherlock Holmes in the movies?

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5. Who is the latest actor to play Sherlock Holmes on British TV?

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6. Who played Holmes in the comedy Without a Clue?

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1. The BBC TV series Sherlock is set in which time?

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2. The sequel to the 2009 movie Sherlock Holmes had which tagline?

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3. Holmes main talent for solving crimes was his what?

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4. What kind of hat did Sherlock Holmes where?

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5. Who played Dr Watson in the latest big screen version?

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6. What number Baker Street did Holmes live at?

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1. A series of books about Dr Watson's second wife was written by which USA author?

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2. The collective works by Conan Doyle are known as what by Holmes fans?

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3. A Doctor from where is said to be the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes?

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4. The collection of stories published in 1894 where called the what of Sherlock Holmes?

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5. Who directed the 2009 movie Sherlock Holmes?

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6. The iconic phrase 'elementary my dear Watson' appears in how many of the original stories?

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1. One of Holmes' most famous mysteries was 'The Hound of the ____'?

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2. Who played Sherlock Holmes in the 1950's USA TV series?

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3. Holmes aids who at least twice in his career?

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4. What was Sherlock Holmes occupation?

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5. How many Sherlock Holmes movies have been made?

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6. Who stars as Sherlock Holmes in Elementary?

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1. Who wrote the Sherlock Holmes books?

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2. Dr Watson appeared in which series of detective books by USA author Laurie R King?

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3. What was Sherlock's original first name going to be?

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4. How many kings are amongst his satisfied clients?

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5. Holmes is an expert at which art?

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6. Which animal is a key character in 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'?

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1. There were many scenes between Holmes and Watson set where?

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2. Which actor who played Sherlock Holmes in movies?

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3. Lucy Liu pays which part in Elementary?

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4. In the Case of the Silk Stocking in 2004 Holmes was played by who?

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5. The Sign of what was the second Sherlock Holmes book?

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6. Which French artist does Holmes claim is his great uncle?

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1. Which character played Sherlock Holmes in a Muppet sketch?

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2. Which hit USA TV show was based on Holmes and Watson?

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3. In the BBC series Sherlock Watson served where as a surgeon in the British army?

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4. Vasily Livanov played Holmes in a series of TV movies in which country?

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5. Which actor played Dr Watson in the comedy Without A Clue?

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6. What kind of cape did Sherlock Holmes wear?

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1. Watson is repeatedly critical of Holmes' what?

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2. Which of the following is a famous quotation for Sherlock Holmes?

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3. All but 4 of the Holmes' stories are narrated by who?

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4. The first Sherlock Holmes book appeared in a magazine In what year?

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5. Sherlock Holmes famously faked his own what at the end of series 2 of the BBC TV series?

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6. Dr Watson served as a surgeon in which of the armed forces?

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1. Holmes regularly injects himself with which drug in the original books?

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2. Where is the USA series Elementary set?

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3. Sherlock Holmes is also a master of what?

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4. Which author published a new Sherlock Holmes story in 2011?

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5. In the futuristic TV show Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century Dr Watson is a what?

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6. Who plays Dr Watson to Benedict Cumberbatch's Holmes?

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1. Sherlock Holmes trusty sidekick was called Doctor...?

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2. Sidney Edward Paget was the what for the original Holmes stories?

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3. Sherlock Holmes arch enemy was who?

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4. How many stories were in the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes collection?

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5. What did Microsoft call their Windows debugger?

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6. The narrator of the Sherlock Holmes story is?

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1. The Return of Sherlock Holmes is actually a what?

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2. Holmes was a dedicated smoker of what?

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3. Sherlock Holmes group of informers were called the 'Baker Street....'?

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4. Complete the Holmes story 'Scandal in …..?

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5. The vampire comes from which English county in the Holmes adventure?

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6. The latest big screen adaptation was called?

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1. Sherlock Holmes only ever admired one woman, who?

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2. Which movie is about Holmes and Watson at boarding school together?

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3. The Five Orange what was an Sherlock Holmes mystery?

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4. The Broadway musical about Sherlock Holmes was called what?

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