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 sort of dog is the hound?

2. According to Watson, what is one of Holmes's faults?

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

4. How did Sir Charles hear about Mrs. Lyons's situation?

5. Why is Watson feeling coldly towards Frankland?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Sir Henry walks out of Stapleton's house?

2. Why can Holmes not arrest Stapleton?

3. What does the hound look like?

4. What does Mrs. Stapleton reveal about her husband?

5. What are Holmes's instructions to Cartwright and why is it significant?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss, from the very beginning, the extent of Stapleton's plot. How was he planning on murdering Sir Charles and, later, Sir Henry? By what means? For what? How does his plotting and adaptability reflect upon his intelligence?

Essay Topic 3

Explain deduction. How is it used by the characters in the novel? Why is it so necessary for Holmes to see only the facts and to never actually theorize? Is this a realistic approach to unraveling mysteries? Why or why not? Cite specific examples from the text to back up your arguments.

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