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. How does Holmwood plan to gain entry to Dracula's Piccadilly house?

2. Why does Van Helsing want Mina to visit after Lucy's death?

3. What does Seward take Renfield's sense of self-assurance to mean?

4. What does Harker begin researching during his stay with Harker?

5. What urgent message does an attendant bring to Seward after he speaks to Renfield about Renfield's changing moods?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who ultimately kills vampire Lucy?

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

3. Why is Dracula's destruction of the property in Seward's office not a total loss to the vampire-hunting team?

4. How is the vampire Lucy killed?

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

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

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

8. Why doesn't the vampire-hunting team want to break into Dracula's Piccadilly house?

9. After Mina learns of her psychic connection to Dracula, why does she excuse herself from learning more about the vampire-hunting team's plans?

10. What does the team take Mina's first hypnosis session to mean?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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