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 does Stapleton take Sir Henry and Watson in Chapter 8?

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

3. Why did Mrs. Lyons wish to meet with Sir Charles on the night of his death?

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

5. Why is Watson feeling coldly towards Frankland?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Laura Lyons need so much help?

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

3. Why does Laura Lyons live in Coombe Tracey?

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

5. Why does Frankland file so many lawsuits?

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

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

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

9. What is suspicious of Barrymore's behavior?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Images of hell, demons, and death are abundant through this novel. Citing specific examples, discuss why these are the prevalent images from this story and how their use builds up an atmosphere of suspense and tension.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the similarities between Selden and the hound. Pay particular attention to how each one is treated by the affected parties and how the two of them are described, citing specific examples from the text. Ultimately, what is the purpose of making these two characters so similar in nature?

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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