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1

bitter; unpleaseant

acrid

2

causing great horror

ghastly

3

conclusion based on reasoning

inference

4

eagerly; enthusiastically

keenly

5

harshness of manner

asperity

6

intentional and unprovoked

wanton

7

lacking a serious or respectful attitude

flippantly

8

persuaded through flattery

cajoled

9

shrewdly; cunningly

astutely

10

small remainder

residue

11

stern; cold; grave

austere

12

supported or strenghthened

corroborated

13

trying; attempting; striving

endeavouring

14

weak; sluggish

languid

15

with mouth wide open in surprise

asperity

16

What happened to Hugo Baskervill, according to the Baskervilel manuscript read by Dr. Mortimer?

He is killed by a devilish hound.

17

What is Holmes' reaction to the tale of Hugo Baskerville?

He says it is only interesting to a collector of fairy tales.

18

According to the Devon County Chronicle, what is the cause of Sir Charles Baskerville's death?

cardiac exhaustion

19

Who exclaims, "Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!"?

Dr. Mortimer

20

Why does Dr. Mortimer come to see Holmes?

to ask Holmes to decide what do do with Sir Henry

21

What does the anonymous letter that Sir Henry receives say?

"As you value your life or your reason keep away from the moor."

22

What are the three threads that are snapped in Holmes' investigation?

Barrymore's possible connection to the spy; hte copy of the Times used to make the anonymous letter; the number of the cab which was driving the spy

23

Who accompanies Sir Henry to Baskerville Hall?

Watson

24

What is Watson and Sir Henry's first impression of Baskervill Hall?

it is dark and gloomy

25

What is the central conflict of the novel?

the rational vs. the supernatural