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. After leaving Frankland's manor, where does Watson go?

2. What revelation upsets Laura Lyons?

3. What does Watson keep hearing from the moor?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens when Sir Henry walks out of Stapleton's house?

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

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

5. What is the arrangement between Selden and the Barrymores, and how did it come to be?

6. What is suspicious of Barrymore's behavior?

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

8. Why does Watson refer to Mr. Frankland as much needed "comic relief?"

9. What does Mrs. Stapleton reveal about her husband?

10. How did Stapleton deceive Mrs. Lyons?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the themes of reality and superstition as they relate to this novel. Take into account the story of the Baskerville hound and how different people react to the events around them. Consider who reacts most viscerally to the idea that the hound is supernatural and who believes most firmly that the hound is not.

Essay Topic 2

In this novel, love is turned into something to be used against a person to make them do the other person's bidding. Discuss love as a weapon in this novel, citing strong, specific examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the use of foreshadowing in this novel. Using at least three examples, discuss how they are used to indicate the next turn of the plot.

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