Are You Afraid of the Dark? Test | Mid-Book 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. What is the name of a Swiss scientist that supposedly committed suicide while pregnant and before her wedding day?

2. What is the name of Diane's friend that comforts her after her husband's death?

3. What is the name of the detective in charge of homicide in Manhattan?

4. In what city is Sonja Verbrugge at the beginning of the Prologue?

5. How many years does Kelly's mother spend working as an industrial cleaning lady?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the interaction between Diane and Earl Greenburg when he visits her apartment in Chapter 1.

2. How does Kelly describe the lengths her husband went to date her?

3. How does Kelly describe her time growing up in a boardinghouse owned by her mother?

4. How is Diane and Richard's honeymoon suite described?

5. What does Tanner reveal to Diane regarding a woman named Olga in Chapter 19?

6. How does Kelly become a supermodel?

7. How was the Kingsley Group supposed to be when it was first started by Andrew Kingsley?

8. How did Tanner feel about Pauline when they first met?

9. What do the New York detectives discover regarding a link between the murders deemed suicides in Berlin, Paris and Denver?

10. What does Tanner wish to do after Andrew wins a Nobel Prize?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the author's portrayal of megalomania in the book. What might the author be saying about the negative impact that megalomania can have on society?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the role of power and influence in the book. What might the author be suggesting about the impact one can make with great power and influence?

Essay Topic 3

A common theme found in the book is the characters' abilities to overcome their fears.

Part 1.) What is telling of Kelly's fears of sex and the dark, and her ability to overcome them in the book?

Part 2.) What fears must Diane and Kelly overcome now that their support systems--their husbands--have been taken from them?

Part 3.) What is telling about the nature of Diane and Kelly based on their ability to overcome their fears?

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