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 does Mr. Frankland spend his time when at home?

2. Who approaches Watson and Holmes after the discovery of the body on the moor?

3. Why is Watson upset at Holmes's deception?

4. According to Watson, what is one of Holmes's faults?

5. What has excited Dr. Mortimer?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does the hound look like?

4. Why can Holmes not arrest Stapleton?

5. Why did Laura Lyons need so much help?

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

7. Why did the hound and the men mistake Selden for Sir Henry?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Arthur Conan Doyle relies heavily on symbolism in one part of the story to reflect upon another. With this in mind, choose one of the following topics to write about.

1) The symbolism of the hound.

2) The symbolism of the Grimpen Mire.

3) The symbolism of Stapleton's butterflies.

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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