The Hound of the Baskervilles Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the hound die?

2. Why did Mrs. Lyons wish to meet with Sir Charles so secretly?

3. What revelation upsets Laura Lyons?

4. While returning to Baskerville Hall after trying to find Selden, what does Watson observe on one of the tors?

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

Essay 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

Watson is initially hurt by Holmes's deception of living on the moor, despite Holmes's assurances that Watson's efforts have not been in vain. How do Watson's feelings on this matter reflect upon his character and his relationship with Holmes? How does Holmes's deception and his reaction to Watson discovering him reflect upon himself?

Essay Topic 3

How does Holmes piece together Stapleton's plot? Discuss each of his steps and discoveries thoroughly, as well as his method.

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