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. How did the man found on the moor die?

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

3. By mid-October, what lady is beginning to preoccupy Sir Henry's thoughts, according to Watson?

4. Why did Stapleton tie up and gag his wife?

5. What does Stapleton do when he visits Baskerville Hall after Watson has followed Sir Henry?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why did Laura Lyons need so much help?

3. Why can Holmes not arrest Stapleton?

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

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

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

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

8. What does the hound look like?

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

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

What are the dynamics of Holmes and Watson's relationship? How do they work together to solve the case? How do Watson and Holmes reflect upon each other?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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