The Haunting of Hill House 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 many children did Hugh Crain have?

2. What is significant about Theo's calling the shadow a rabbit?

3. What does Eleanor think would infuriate her mother?

4. What does Theo theorize the house contains?

5. Why is Theo's window not above the front door as it should be?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does everyone claim to be someone different than they are as they make introductions?

2. How is the interior of Hill House designed?

3. Who is Luke Sanderson?

4. What is significant about Hill House?

5. At what time does Mrs. Dudley always have dinner ready?

6. What does Mrs. Dudley insist she will never do?

7. Why do Dr. Montague and his assistants have trouble finding the dining room?

8. Who is the first person Eleanor meets at Hill House?

9. What surprises Eleanor the next morning?

10. How does Luke act when he meets Eleanor and Theo?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who died in Hill House? How? Who inherited the house upon the owner's death? What was the nature of the dispute between these owners? Who inherits the house upon the death of the second owner? What happens to this person? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Who is Dr. Montague? Why is he interested in Hill House? What does Dr. Montague hope to find at Hill House? What will this investigation mean for Dr. Montague's academic future? Why does Dr. Montague hire assistants? Why is Dr. Montague vague about his needs in the letter he sends to prospective assistants? Is Dr. Montague hiding something?

Essay Topic 3

Why is Eleanor the only one who can hear the small child singing her final night in the house? Why does Eleanor believes she can hear everything that is happening in the house? What impact does this imply about Eleanor? Is this what causes Eleanor to act strange later in the night?

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