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. To what does Stapleton seem opposed?

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

3. After asking questions about Frankland's daughter, how does Watson distract Dr. Mortimer from asking any questions?

4. What assures Watson that the hound is mortal?

5. What was spread over the hound to give it a ghoulish look?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why did Laura Lyons need so much help?

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

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

8. What are Watson's fanciful impressions of the moor in his letter to Holmes?

9. What is the arrangement between Selden and the Barrymores, and how did it come to be?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the dynamics of Holmes and Watson's relationship? How do they work together to solve the case? How do Watson and Holmes reflect upon each other?

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 three options to write about.

1) Holmes's recognition of Stapleton in the portrait.

2) The lineage of the Baskervilles.

3) The odd habits of the people on the moor.

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