Museum of Bucharest. However, they have disappeared without a trace! People today probably would not know about Dracula, had it not been for the Bram Stoker, an Irish writer. Stoker heard about the legend of this evil Prince Dracula and was fascinated. He went to the library and read everything he could find about the real-life Dracula and his castle in Transylvania. He discovered that Dracula would make a wonderful fictional villain. Dracula was published in 1897, and features the character of Jonathan, an Englishman who journeyed to Transylvania. There, he meets the strange Count Dracula in a dark, stone castle. Jonathan soon learns that the count is a vampire, a monster that does not really exist. The book was very successful and became very popular. Bram Stoker’s Dracula has inspired dozens of books, plays, movies, and TV shows. Writing Dracula turned out to not be very much for Stoker though. He had been gentle, by nature before writing the book, but his personality changed into a mean and critical man. His temper grew violent while writing, which could have been the spirit of nasty Prince Dracula! Fortunately, Stoker returned to himself after finishing the book. MULTIPLE CHOICE: Choose the BEST answer from the choices provided. 1) What is the author’s main purpose of writing this article? A. To inform the reader that Dracula was a real person. B. To persuade the reader that Dracula was an evil person. C. To entertain the reader with a spooky story about Dracula. D. To explain how Bram Stoker became familiar with Dracula. 2) Which of the following is NOT true about the real Dracula? A. His name was Prince Vlad. B. He was a kind man. C. He was an evil ruler. D. He was from Transylvania 3) Which of the following was NOT a nickname of Prince Vlad? A. Vlad the Impaler B. Dracula C. Dracul D. Vlad Tepes How did Prince Vlad typically kill his 4) victims? A. He shot them. B. He hanged them. C. He buried them alive. D. He impaled them.