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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 does Harker include in the letter he is forced to write while a captive of Dracula's?

2. Where does Count Dracula live?

3. When Mina is visiting Lucy, why does Mina become increasingly anxious about Harker?

4. What are Lucy and Mina writing letters about before Harker returns to town?

5. Who volunteers to help with Lucy's first medical treatment at the hands of Professor Van Helsing?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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)?

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

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

5. 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?

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast one virtuous (by Victorian standards) female character with another non-virtuous female character from "Dracula". Keep in mind that the vampire version of a character can be compared and contrasted with her non-vampire self.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Mina is described as having a "man's brain" and a "woman's heart." Discuss the meaning of this description and how these qualities manifest themselves in at least three of her character's choices or actions throughout the story.

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