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

2. What assures Watson that the hound is mortal?

3. What is Sir Henry to do while at dinner with the Stapletons?

4. What happens when Sir Henry begins his walk home?

5. According to Mrs. Lyons, what did she do the night she was to meet with Sir Charles?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why can Holmes not arrest Stapleton?

4. Why did Laura Lyons need so much help?

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

6. What contributes to the dark mood around Baskerville Hall at the beginning of Chapter 10?

7. What are Watson's impressions of the stone hut?

8. Why was Holmes able to recognize Stapleton's features in Hugo Baskerville?

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

10. What does the hound look like?

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

Consider Holmes as a person. What about him is similar to the criminals he chases? What is different? With these elements in mind, argue that the only thing separating Holmes from being a criminal himself is his morals. Be sure to cite specific examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the use of foreshadowing in this novel. Using at least three examples, discuss how they are used to indicate the next turn of the plot.

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