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. What does Eleanor believe her sister and brother-in-law would never expect her to do?

2. What were Dr. Montague and Luke searching for during the manifestation that woke the girls?

3. Who leaves the house at six every night?

4. What is Eleanor forced to steal when she leaves home?

5. What does Eleanor notice on the veranda outside the library that no one else notices?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the Dudleys?

2. How is the interior of Hill House designed?

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

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

5. Why does Eleanor steal her car from her sister?

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

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

8. From whom did Dr. Montague hear about Hill House?

9. What quote comes to Eleanor's mind when she walks up to the front door the first time?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why is Eleanor the only one who can smell dirt in the library? What does this smell signify? Why is Eleanor afraid to go into the library? What happened in the library that could result in Eleanor's fear?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Dr. Montague, Mrs. Montague, and the others force Eleanor to go home? Is this because they do not like her anymore? Or is this for her protection? Why does Eleanor drive her car into a tree? Is this of Eleanor's own free will, or does it have something to do with the house? What is the significance of the tree Eleanor hits?

Essay Topic 3

What is theme? What are some of the themes of this novel? Describe each in a short sentence, using quotes from the novel to support your argument. How does the theme influence the development of the novel?

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