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. Where does Count Dracula live?

2. What does Mina do to keep Lucy from sleepwalking again?

3. What major weather event occurs while Mina is visiting Lucy?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Renfield manage to get a rare night of sleep after being stabbed?

3. 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?

4. What does the team take Mina's first hypnosis session to mean?

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

6. What is Van Helsing's assessment of Harker's journals?

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

8. What does Van Helsing say needs to be done to Lucy in order for her to be set freed from being a vampire?

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

10. What arguments does Mina give for why she should come with the team when they leave to intercept Dracula's coffin once it has left London?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, Stoker presents very strict, complicated ways of killing vampires -- and yet Dracula's own death doesn't seem to abide by these rules. Write an essay that addresses this complicated ending and what experience it leaves the reader with at the conclusion of the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Choose and explain four traditional elements of a Gothic novel and cite an example of each from "Dracula".

Essay Topic 3

Pick two seemingly minor characters in the novel (such as Renfield and Mr. Swales) and discuss how Stoker uses them in at least three ways to contribute to the novel.

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