The Hound of the Baskervilles 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 Watson hear coming from the moor?

2. What does the postmaster inadvertently reveal to Watson?

3. What impression does Watson have of Baskerville Hall in the morning in Chapter 7?

4. How does Holmes propose to find the sender of Sir Henry's object?

5. How did Dr. Mortimer deduce that Sir Charles had stood at the gate for five to ten minutes?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Hugo's evil act, as relayed in the manuscript?

2. Why does Laura Lyons live in Coombe Tracey?

3. According to Mrs. Barrymore, how did Selden become the man he is?

4. What is dangerous about the Grimpen Mire?

5. What is significant about the discovery of Sir Henry's boot in Grimpen Mire?

6. Why does Holmes discount the idea that one of Sir Henry's heirs or relatives wants him dead?

7. Why is Watson hurt about Holmes's deception?

8. What is Mrs. Lyons's relationship to Sir Charles?

9. What is the point of sending a telegram to Barrymore?

10. How does Watson feel about Sir Henry?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the purpose of using Watson as the narrator? In your answer, discuss how he is the everyman, whether his responses are meant to mirror those of the reader, and how the plot unfolds through his eyes.

Essay Topic 2

In this novel, love is turned into something to be used against a person to make them do the other person's bidding. Discuss love as a weapon in this novel, citing strong, specific examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the themes of reality and superstition as they relate to this novel. Take into account the story of the Baskerville hound and how different people react to the events around them. Consider who reacts most viscerally to the idea that the hound is supernatural and who believes most firmly that the hound is not.

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