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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 does Harker think he sees on the streets of London?

2. What happens to Harker at the end of Chapter 3, when he sees a remarkable scene between Dracula and some of his "guests"?

3. How does Lucy look when Professor Van Helsing arrives to examine her after she has been bitten?

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

5. What does Dr. John Seward do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Lucy and Mina's favorite place to sit?

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

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

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

5. 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?

6. What extraordinary power does Count Dracula's driver seem to have?

7. What does the Russian ship's log say has happened to the crew?

8. What is Harker's first impression of Count Dracula's coach driver?

9. How does Dracula respond to the crucifix Harker wears around his neck?

10. What about Lucy's nighttime behavior during Mina's visit is so troubling?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The tone of "Dracula" can often be described as dark, tense, and foreboding. Discuss what a tone like this does to the reader and three literary devices Stoker uses throughout the text to create such a consistent tone.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Choose a vampire character from another novel or movie you are familiar with and compare and contrast that character with Stoker's Dracula. Make sure to list at least five similarities and/or differences.

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