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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 big project are Seward and Mina working on?
2. Where does the team hope to intercept Dracula?
3. What condition is Mina in when the vampire-hunting team returns from their journey to the chapel (to hunt for the wooden boxes)?
4. What kind of information does Harker agree to provide for Van Helsing after Lucy's death?
5. What does Stoker say the vampire Lucy look like?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mina conclude about how Dracula will be trying to get home?
2. Why do Mina and Holmwood agree to share their diaries with Seward?
3. What is the first vow the vampire-hunting team makes to each other?
4. What is Van Helsing's assessment of Harker's journals?
5. Why does Mina ask Seward for permission to visit Renfield?
6. What favors does Mina ask of the team before they depart to meet Dracula's ship after she has been bitten?
7. How is the vampire Lucy killed?
8. Why does Van Helsing put a holy wafer on Mina's forehead after she has been bitten by Dracula?
9. Who ultimately kills vampire Lucy?
10. How does Seward react to the idea that Lucy is a vampire after her death?
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
One of the recurring themes in the novel is the conflict between good and evil. Is Dracula a truly evil character? Does he have any redeeming or good qualities? Present an argument supporting or arguing against Dracula being a purely bad character, making sure to cite specific details from the text to support your position.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast one virtuous (by Victorian standards) female character with another non-virtuous female character from "Dracula". Keep in mind that the vampire version of a character can be compared and contrasted with her non-vampire self.
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