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 volunteers to help with Lucy's second medical treatment at the hands of Professor Van Helsing?

2. What is expected to happen to the Russian ship that is out at sea when a major weather event occurs?

3. Where are Harker and Mina living when they return from Budapest?

4. When the novel opens, where is Jonathan Harker traveling to?

5. Who comes to see Lucy right before she dies?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

4. What causes Renfield's outbursts as Lucy lies dying?

5. 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?

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

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

9. Why doesn't Harker want Dracula to know that he is afraid of him while being held captive?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Dracula is supposedly based on a real historical figure named Vlad the Impaler. Find three similarities between this historical figure and the literary character and explain how and when they appear in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Complete a character analysis of Quincey Morris, listing three literary devices that Stoker uses to develop his character. Make sure to discuss Morris' death in your essay.

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