Dracula Test | Final 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 reads all of Lucy's diary and letters in an attempt to understand her situation?

2. What does Holmwood offer Mina as thanks for her comfort during his grieving process?

3. When does Mina end up reading Harker's diary?

4. What official -- and despairing -- news does the team learn about the arrival of Dracula's ship?

5. What kind of information does Harker agree to provide for Van Helsing after Lucy's death?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Van Helsing say needs to be done to Lucy in order for her to be set freed from being a vampire?

2. Why does Van Helsing put a holy wafer on Mina's forehead after she has been bitten by Dracula?

3. What favors does Mina ask of the team before they depart to meet Dracula's ship after she has been bitten?

4. What does Renfield say about how he specifically got his injuries from Dracula?

5. Why do Mina and Holmwood agree to share their diaries with Seward?

6. What arguments does Mina give for why she should come with the team when they leave to intercept Dracula's coffin once it has left London?

7. What can the reader assume has happened to Mina after she is found looking very pale after a thick mist entered her room?

8. What prayer does Mina ask her husband to read aloud?

9. What is Van Helsing's assessment of Harker's journals?

10. What does the mark on Mina's head from the holy wafer symbolize?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

One of the novel's major themes is the conflict between the traditional and the modern. Choose three characters or events and explain, using evidence from the text, how they represent this conflict.

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