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 is Lucy?

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

3. When do Mina and Harker get married?

4. What makes Harker realize he is Dracula's prisoner at the end of Chapter 2?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the reason behind Van Helsing's decision to put garlic up around Lucy's room?

2. What does Harker tell Mina that his experience at Dracula's castle done to him?

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

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

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

6. Who is Mr. Swales?

7. What initial impression does Dr. Seward's description of Mr. Renfield leave with the reader?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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