The Hound of the Baskervilles 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. What does Watson find in the stone hut that pertains to him?

2. What does Watson witness when he follows Sir Henry?

3. What has excited Dr. Mortimer?

4. Where do Holmes, Watson, and Lestrade situate themselves?

5. After hearing a man scream on the moor, what do Watson and Holmes hear next?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Holmes survive all those weeks on the moor?

2. Why does Watson refer to Mr. Frankland as much needed "comic relief?"

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

4. What are Watson's impressions of the mysterious figure he sees on the tor?

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

6. Why does Stapleton appear to oppose a match between his sister and Sir Henry?

7. What does the hound look like?

8. Why did Barrymore not tell anyone about the burnt letter?

9. What is suspicious of Barrymore's behavior?

10. What does Watson believe about the supernatural possibilities of the hound?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Holmes piece together Stapleton's plot? Discuss each of his steps and discoveries thoroughly, as well as his method.

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following themes to write about. Cite specific examples from the book and discuss how the theme affects the overall plot.

1) Reality versus legend.

2) Good versus evil.

3) Nature versus nurture.

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following topics to write about. In each topic, cite specific examples from the novel to hold up your arguments.

1) Mrs. Barrymore's relationship to her brother. How does this frame the overall plot?

2) Mrs. Stapleton's role in her husband's plots. Is she completely innocent or does she hold some culpability?

3) Frankland's lawsuits. What is the role of Frankland's pastime in this book?

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