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. How does Harker react to Dracula's physical touch?

2. What country does Dracula tell Harker he is planning to move to during Harker's first visit to his home?

3. What has Mr. Hawkins asked Dracula to deliver to Harker on his behalf?

4. How is Dracula carried out of the castle after Harker attempts to kill him the first time?

5. When Dracula and Harker first stay up all night talking, what causes Dracula to abruptly end the conversation?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What causes Renfield's outbursts as Lucy lies dying?

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

5. What two classic traits of a vampire does Dracula demonstrate in Chapter 4 (when Harker first begins to try to escape from Dracula's castle)?

6. What is the reader supposed to assume is happening to the children of London at night after Lucy dies?

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

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

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.

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