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. When Holmwood looks at Lucy after she dies, what does he notice?

2. What activity does Lucy begin to do at night during Mina's visit?

3. What does Dr. John Seward do?

4. Who reveals to Dracula that Harker has tried to communicate with people outside of Dracula's home?

5. What animal comes off of the Russian ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Mr. Swales?

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

10. What does the Russian ship's log say has happened to the crew?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Dracula" is considered a literary classic for many reasons. Choose three elements of the text that you feel made it the classic that it is and explain why these components have ensured the longevity and popularity of the story.

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

The tone of "Dracula" can often be described as dark, tense, and foreboding. Discuss what a tone like this does to the reader and three literary devices Stoker uses throughout the text to create such a consistent tone.

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