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Who was the narrator of the novel - the sidekick?

Dr. Watson


Who was an escaped prisoner - a vicious murderer who has the whole of Dartmoor on edge?



Who is the heir to the the Baskerville estate - a man of action that slowly becomes worn down and afraid of things?

Sir Henry Baskerville


Who is the daughter who married a man that her father did not approve of - she is attempting to divorce her husband?

Laura Lyons


Who worked in Baskerville hall and have been supplying the escaped convict?

Mr. and Mrs. Barrymore


Who is a friend to the Baskerville family and the man who brought a mysterious death to the attention of Sherlock Holmes?

Dr. Mortimer


Who is the South American woman who is used and abused by her husband?

Miss Stapleton


Who is the lead detective in the case at the center of the novel although is only in a few chapters?

Sherlock Holmes


Who is the man who had his life taken by a devil hound, thereby the beginning of the legend?

Sir Hugo Baskerville


Who was a former teacher and butterfly lover who goes out onto the moor with a butterfly net?

Mr. Stapleton


Who is the author of the novel, "The Hound of the Baskervilles"?

Arthur Conan Doyle


Who's point of view is the story told from?

Dr. Watson


What are 3 themes of the novel?

Good vs. Evil
Detective work
The rational vs. the supernatural


What is the definition of foreshadowing?

Hints or clues to prepare us for what will happen later in the story


Where does a majority of the story take place?



What does Henry lose in London at the beginning of the story?

His boot


What was Stapleton - (job) before moving to Devonshire?

A teacher


Who was Sir Charles waiting for on the last night of his life?

Laura Lyons


What was the only distinguishing feature of the man in a cab who followed Sir Henry in London?

A beard


Who does Watson and Sherlock think dies - not Selden . . but?



How do Sherlock and Watson know that Sir Charles was waiting at the moor gate for at least 10 minutes before he died?

They could tell from the ash of his cigar on the ground


Who does Frankland think Sherlock is when he discovers him on the moor?



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

She needed his help and he was going to be away to London for a long time


How did Stapleton get Mrs. Lyons to be a part of his plan?

He promised to marry her


How is Selden related to Barrymore?

He is his wife's brother


What street do Watson and Sherlock live on?

Baker Street


What object was left behind in Watson and Sherlock's apartment?

A walking cane


Why did Holmes lie about being in London to Watson?

He did not want the enemy to accidentally know he was there form communication between Sherlock and Watson


How does the author create suspense?

By adding fog to the climax of the story


What is the hound a symbol of?

The curse


Who did Sherlock first think wrote the warning letter to Sir Henry and what were his assumptions about that person? How is it different from who really wrote it and why?

He thought it was and educated man who was trying to sound uneducated - - hiding his handwriting from Henry.

Mrs. Stapleton - - she was hiding her handwriting from her husband


Why did Sherlock hide out on the moor the entire time that Watson thought he was in London? Why didn't he tell Watson?

To spy on Stapleton without him knowing - - he was afraid that Watson would try to communicate and he'd be found out.


How did Sir Henry and Watson feel when they first entered Baskerville Hall? How might the hall be a symbol for the evil of Hugo Baskerville?

They were gloomy and depressed

Shows the dark history of the family and what they've gone through


In chapter 7 - Stapleton says to Watson, "That is the great Grimpen Mire. A false step yonder means death to man or beast." How does this quote foreshadow Stapleton's death?

He says that a man can fall into the swamp and die - but that he's a master of it. It's how he dies in the fog.


How does the escaped convict mess up Stapleton's plans?

Stapleton thinks it's Henry because Barrymore gave him his clothes


How does Stapleton use Laura Lyons?

She makes her write a letter to Charles to meet at the rear gate at night - then calls if off so Stapleton can murder him


Why did Stapleton steal Sir Henry's boot, return it and then steal another?

He wanted it so the hounds could track the scent

The first boot was new - so there was no scent.


Through the theme of "the rational versus the supernatural", what supernatural elements play out in the murder plan and what is the rational or reasonable explanation?

Supernatural Beast - - Just a real large dog
Family Curse - - Family greed


Is Mrs. Stapleton a good or evil character? Why?

She could be good - - she was abused by her husband to do what he wanted so that he could get his inheritance - the Castle

She could be evil - - because she did what her husband told her to do - - there were several people that she could have confided in to help her out of the situation.


How does Sherlock figure out that Stapleton is the killer?

His resemblance to Hugo (and other family members)


How does the author use suspense in the climax of the book?

The fog - - rolling in - trouble seeing who the people are what is going on

The Killing of Selden - - the convict - - so he is not the killer (is it a monster


Explain one of the following symbols:
Hounds, the moor, and Grimpen Mire

Hound - - Supernatural vs reality
The moor - - Stapletons Pride (knowing his way around - so that his plan will work)
Grimpen Mire - - Stapletons Pride (knowing his way around - so that his plan will work)


What are the advantages and disadvantages of having the novel narrated by Watson instead of Sherlock?

Watson: He is very detailed - gives you many aspects - thinks about what is happening - what it look like - he adds the fluff - - Gives a more interesting story and longer

Holmes: He is all about the facts - - so does not add the fluff - - the book would be very short and not very interesting.