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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. Who awakens Harker from his nap when the Count is supposedly away from his home?

3. What strange ship does Mina see entering the harbor while she is visiting Lucy?

4. What body part changes in Lucy that causes Van Helsing and Seward to become increasingly disturbed about their patient?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who is Mr. Swales?

4. How does Van Helsing explain what a vampire is to Seward?

5. What does Mina conclude about how Dracula will be trying to get home?

6. 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?

7. Why is Dracula's lack of a reflection in Harper's shaving mirror particularly symbolic and important?

8. 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?

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

10. What does Van Helsing hint to Seward that Lucy's troubles aren't over even after she dies?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why does Stoker choose Lucy to die as a result of Dracula's bite instead of Mina? Give at least three reasons for his choice, making sure to use direct evidence from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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

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