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Arthur Conan Doyle's formula for mysteries was influenced by Edgar Allen Poe's practice of A. using the same main characters in a series of novels. B. featuring a brilliant,
eccentric detective who seems to know all. C. including a colorful sidekick who supports a memorable main character. D. providing the solution of mysteries by using scientific and medical knowledge.
D. providing the solution of mysteries by using scientific and medical knowledge.
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User: Arthur Conan Doyle's formula for mysteries was influenced by Edgar Allen Poe's practice of A. using the same main characters in a series of novels. B. featuring a brilliant, eccentric detective who seems to know all. C. including a colorful sidekick who supports a memorable main character. D. providing the solution of mysteries by using scientific and medical knowledge.

Weegy: D. providing the solution of mysteries by using scientific and medical knowledge.
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User: How does the device called a red herring typically function in a detective story? A. It contrasts different settings. B. It adds color to the theme. C. It introduces the story's main character. D. It serves as a false clue in the plot.

Weegy: D. It serves as a false clue in the plot.
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User: In which of the following excerpts does the author most plainly use setting to contribute to the tone of his story? A. "She spoke a few words in a foreign tongue in a tone as though asking a question …" B. "But madam, … I cannot possibly leave until I have seen the machine." C. "Suddenly a door opened at the other end of the passage, and a long, golden bar of light shot out in our direction." D. "He shot one of his suspicious looks at me. 'Perhaps we had better proceed to business, then.'" "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1892.

Weegy: C. "Suddenly a door opened at the other end of the passage, and a long, golden bar of light shot out in our direction."
Controler|Points 1063|

User: Which of the following best describes Colonel Lysander Stark? A. He is a genial man, and has many friends. B. He is a professional man, jovial and self-assured. C. He is a cowardly man, characterized as "sick with fear." D. He is a mysterious man, emaciated, assured, and plainly dressed.

Weegy: D. He is a mysterious man, emaciated, assured, and plainly dressed. This best describes Colonel Lysander Stark.
eturker|Points 1768|

User: Which of the following best illustrates the connection between Arthur Conan Doyle's writing style and that of other prominent authors of detective fiction? A. Doyle's plot lines contrast with Agatha Christie's in that Doyle makes extensive use of dramatic irony. B. Doyle is the first author ever to write detective stories. C. Doyle's writing is similar to Edgar Allan Poe's owing to their shared reliance on unity of intended effect. D. Doyle swapped story ideas with many popular novelists of the time.

Weegy: B. Doyle is the first author ever to write detective stories.
Expert answered|Fanboy|Points 930|

User: Which of the following is the most significant effect of Doyle's use of point of view in the story? A. Watson rather than Holmes narrates the story, allowing the plot to unfold as a mystery. B. The engineer tells the story in third-person omniscient narrative. C. Holmes relates the major plot developments, allowing the reader to keep up with the story. D. The Colonel tells the story, creating an air of suspense for the reader.

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