Summary & Analysis
Important Quotations Explained
Full Book Quiz
Analysis of Major Characters
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Full Book Quiz
. At the inn in Bistritz, what does the innkeeper’s wife give Harker to help him on his journey to Castle Dracula?
A flask of Romanian wine
A map of the region
A bilingual dictionary
. Harker reports that the count’s English estate is rather isolated, and neighbored only by what institution?
An insane asylum
. Despite Dracula’s warning, Harker falls asleep in a forbidden part of the castle. Who or what nearly attacks him there?
Three voluptuous women
An enormous bat
A ferocious wolf
An insane servant
. How does Dracula react when Harker requests to leave the castle immediately?
He refuses, telling Harker to prepare to die.
He summons a seductive woman to distract Harker.
He opens the door.
He puts Harker into a deep trance.
. Whom does Lucy Westenra agree to marry?
. How does Dr. Seward diagnose his patient, Renfield?
. How does the captain of the
arrive in Whitby, England?
He does not arrive in Whitby, but instead jumps into the sea during a terrifying storm.
Insane, having been driven out of his mind by an “evildoer” who preyed on his crew
Dead, with his hands tied to the wheel of the ship
Dead, with his neck broken and a look of horror on his face
. What does Mina assume has caused the two small wounds on Lucy’s neck?
A shawl pin
A vampire bat
. Where does Dr. Seward’s patient, Renfield, go when he attempts to escape?
To the chapel of the Carfax estate
To a ruined bridge spanning the Thames
To a graveyard on the outskirts of the city
To Lucy Westenra’s home
. Who provides blood for Lucy Westenra’s first transfusion?
. How does Lucy Westenra’s mother die?
Lucy, transformed into a vampire, sucks her blood.
She suffers a heart attack after a wolf appears in her daughter’s bedroom window.
She is swept out to sea by a sudden and terrible storm.
She falls victim to Dr. Seward’s patient, Renfield, who goes on a killing spree across the English countryside.
. How does Van Helsing react when the dying Lucy asks Holmwood for a final kiss?
He breaks down in tears and curses Lucy’s sad fate.
He insists that Arthur wear a garlic wreath before approaching Lucy.
He pulls Holmwood away from Lucy, telling the young man to kiss her only on the forehead.
He forbids Holmwood from kissing her, claiming that no one should disturb her beauty.
. What name is given to the mysterious woman suspected of abducting children from Hampstead Heath?
The Bloofer Lady
The Hampstead Horror
. What does Mina give Van Helsing to aid his investigation into the strange circumstances surrounding Lucy’s death?
A silver crucifix
A large check
Her husband’s journals
Her complete correspondence with Lucy
. How does Van Helsing prove to Dr. Seward that Lucy Westenra is one of the “Un- Dead”?
He holds a mirror up to her face to prove that she does not cast a reflection.
He takes the young doctor to the cemetery to witness Lucy’s predacious nighttime habits.
He allows himself to be bitten by Lucy.
He throws Lucy’s body in the river, stating that the bodies of the “Un-Dead” sink like stones.
. What happens to Lucy’s body after Arthur Holmwood drives a stake through her heart?
It turns to dust.
It returns to its former beauty.
It morphs into a bat and flies away.
. After reading the Harkers’ journals, whom does Dr. Seward suspect is under Dracula’s spell?
. What role does Van Helsing first assign Mina in their quest to kill Dracula?
She must seduce the count by leaving her bedroom window open at night.
She must serve as the group’s secretary and take dutiful notes.
She must not be burdened or endangered by their quest and should take no part in it.
She must wear sunglasses at night.
. What do Van Helsing and his men find in the chapel at the Carfax estate?
The bodies of several small children
Dozens of boxes of earth that Dracula has shipped from Transylvania
The wolf that has escaped from the Zoological Gardens
A shrine to the count erected by the madman Renfield
. Why does Renfield become agitated during his conversation with Seward the night before he is attacked?
Seward refuses to provide him with the sugar he needs to continue trapping flies.
Seward asks him to account for the souls of the lives he plans to collect.
He senses that Dracula is near and that he is in grave danger.
He has received a letter from his wife and wishes to return to her immediately.
. What do Van Helsing and company find when they break into the Harkers’ bedroom in search of Dracula?
A large bat fluttering about the room
Mina and Jonathan in a deep sleep, their bodies covered by a thick, hazy mist
Mina feeding from a cut on Dracula’s chest
Dracula drinking from Mina’s neck
. What is responsible for the scar on Mina’s forehead?
A Communion wafer
Count Voldemort’s curse
. How does Van Helsing’s crew determine that Dracula has left England by ship?
They bribe a porter at the docks, who reveals the count’s whereabouts.
In Piccadilly, they stumble upon the count’s journal.
Harker follows Dracula to the docks and watches him board a ship.
Van Helsing hypnotizes Mina.
. Who transports the count’s body from Galatz toward Castle Dracula?
A businessman named Immanuel Hildesheim
A band of Gypsies
The captain of the Czarina Catherine
. What do Mina and Jonathan Harker name their child?
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