Dracula Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has Mr. Hawkins asked Dracula to deliver to Harker on his behalf?

2. Who does Harker think he sees on the streets of London?

3. What features does the figure hovering over Lucy have when she is out sleepwalking?

4. How is Dracula carried out of the castle after Harker attempts to kill him the first time?

5. Where does Lucy live when Mina goes to visit her?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Dracula's lack of a reflection in Harper's shaving mirror particularly symbolic and important?

2. What happens to Lucy's mother after Van Helsing's telegram goes astray?

3. Which two characters are under Dracula's mind control at the time that Harker is committed to the Budapest hospital?

4. How does Harker react to the innkeeper's wife's gift for protection when she learns he is on a journey to see Count Dracula?

5. What two classic traits of a vampire does Dracula demonstrate in Chapter 4 (when Harker first begins to try to escape from Dracula's castle)?

6. What makes Harker certain that Dracula is going to kill him during his captivity?

7. What does the fair-haired female vampire accuse Dracula of when he stops her from biting Harker after he is nearly seduced during Dracula's absence?

8. As Harker is about to be seduced during his captivity by the three female vampires, what is he thinking of that makes him feel a bit guilty?

9. What does Van Helsing hint to Seward that Lucy's troubles aren't over even after she dies?

10. What does Harker's choice to give Mina his journal demonstrate?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose and explain four traditional elements of a Gothic novel and cite an example of each from "Dracula".

Essay Topic 2

One of the recurring themes in the novel is the conflict between good and evil. Is Dracula a truly evil character? Does he have any redeeming or good qualities? Present an argument supporting or arguing against Dracula being a purely bad character, making sure to cite specific details from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

Complete a critical examination of the institution of marriage in the novel, making sure to address at least two ways that the marriages within the novel support the stereotypes and social expectations of the time and two ways that the marriages within the novel go against the stereotypes of the times.

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