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. How did the man found on the moor die?

3. According to the letter to Holmes, what is the status on the escaped convict?

4. What does Holmes's discovery of the portrait reveal?

5. How did Barrymore make the discovery of why Sir Charles went to the gate the night he died?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Laura Lyons live in Coombe Tracey?

5. What reason does Stapleton give for his objection to Sir Henry courting his sister?

6. What is suspicious of Barrymore's behavior?

7. Why can Holmes not arrest Stapleton?

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

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

The hound of legend is wholly a creature from the moors. In fact, throughout the novel, it seems as if the characters (as depicted by Watson) are constantly battling the elements of the moor and how it makes them feel, from the weather to the landmarks to the hound itself. Discuss in detail how the characters are set against the moor and what it means to the story. Be sure to give strong examples and explain them thoroughly.

Essay Topic 2

Laura Lyons, Mrs. Stapleton, and Mrs. Barrymore all have contentious relationships with men in their lives (Stapleton and Selden, respectively). Discuss their relationships and how they reflect upon their characters. Additionally, discuss whether the author is making a statement about the dependability of these women or how they are dependent upon the men.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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