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 must Sir Henry do to help Holmes solve the case?

2. In his correspondence with Holmes, what happens the previous night that rouses Watson's suspicion?

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

4. What revelation upsets Laura Lyons?

5. In his gratitude for Sir Henry's decision about Selden, what does Barrymore reveal to Sir Henry and Watson?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is suspicious of Barrymore's behavior?

2. Why does Frankland file so many lawsuits?

3. Why did Laura Lyons need so much help?

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

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

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

7. Why is Sir Henry upset with Watson and Holmes?

8. Why does Laura Lyons live in Coombe Tracey?

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

10. What is Mrs. Lyons's relationship to Sir Charles?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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