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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 does Harry do when he wakes Thomas?
2. Why would Harry accidentally hurt Inari?
3. What does Thomas do when he comes to Harry's room?
4. What does Harry tell Thomas their mother said?
5. What is Harry carrying in his arms?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Lara is getting ready to shoot Thomas?
2. What happens when Harry and Thomas get to Genosa's building?
3. What does Genosa tell Harry about Giselle, what does Genosa ask Harry and what is Harry's response?
4. How does Harry feel when Thomas tells him they are brothers, what does Harry demand and what does Harry first see in the mirror?
5. What does Harry find when he returns to his apartment from Raith manor and what does Bob tell him? What is Harry's response?
6. What happens when Harry returns to his office?
7. What does Harry see behind the stage and what happens when Harry chases it?
8. What do Harry and Murphy talk about on the phone concerning Genosa?
9. How does Harry kill the demon and what happens to it when he does kill it?
10. What does Harry tell Murphy he has learned about Thomas and what do he, Murphy and Kincaid discuss?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Blood Rites, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Blood Rites. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Characters are an important part of what makes Blood Rites interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Harry. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Murphy. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Thomas. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
Essay Topic 3
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Blood Rites help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Blood Rites? Why or why not?
3. Choose one specific incident in Blood Rites to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
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