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. Who removes important items from Lucy's room?

2. How does Harker deal with realizing he is being held captive by Dracula?

3. When the novel opens, where is Jonathan Harker traveling from?

4. What body part changes in Lucy that causes Van Helsing and Seward to become increasingly disturbed about their patient?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Harker find suspicious about his meals during his initial visit to Dracula's home?

2. What is the reason behind Van Helsing's decision to put garlic up around Lucy's room?

3. How does Lucy respond to the transfusions that Van Helsing orders?

4. What disturbing sight does Harker see outside of his window during his captivity at Dracula's home?

5. What was the West's view of Eastern Europe at the time Dracula was written?

6. What features of Dracula's new home in England create a sense of foreboding and unease for both Harker and the reader?

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

8. What is the reader supposed to assume is happening to the children of London at night after Lucy dies?

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

10. What major physical changes does Lucy go through right before her death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the scene in Chapter 3 where Harker is nearly seduced by the three female vampires. What does this scene tell the reader about traditional gender roles or sexuality during the time that "Dracula" was written?

Essay Topic 2

The use of religious symbols -- such as crucifixes and holy wafers -- are present throughout the novel. Discuss the role of religion (and of Christianity in particular) in "Dracula".

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 3, a fair-haired female vampire accuses Dracula of being incapable of loving. Present an argument that supports or refutes this statement, making sure to use at least three examples from the text to support your position.

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