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 frequent activity do Lucy and Mind engage in during Mina's visit?

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

3. Who is forbidden to kiss Lucy right before she dies?

4. Where does Dracula's name come from?

5. Which word could best be used to describe the tone of Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does the letter from the Budapest hospital say about Harker's condition?

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

6. Between Lucy and Mina, which woman is considered to be more beautiful?

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Dracula" is very much a product of the time it was written. Choose three key elements of the novel and discuss how they are specific of their time and would, consequently, not work if the novel were written today.

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