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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. Why is Murphy chosen to get through to the hostages?
2. What does Harry tell Thomas?
3. What has Bob learned about Mavra?
4. What does Harry use to scan the group of people Murphy is covering?
5. Whom does Madge call forth?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Murphy's mother tell Harry and what does she ask him?
2. What do Harry and Murphy figure out about the curse and Genosa?
3. What does Harry offer Lara for her help and what is her response?
4. Where and with whom, does Harry go and what does he do when they first arrive there?
5. What does Bob tell Harry about the vampires when Harry gets home?
6. Which of Genosa's wives are introduced and what does Thomas ask about the wife that is not introduced?
7. What does Ebenezar tell Harry about his role in Harry's life?
8. How does Emma get killed and what does Harry do right after she is killed?
9. What did Harry's mother do to Raith and what is Raith's response?
10. What does Trixie do with the gun she is carrying?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Blood Rites and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Blood Rites is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in Blood Rites? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?
2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in Blood Rites. Include why you believe it is foreshadowing. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.
3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from Blood Rites and your own life to support your opinion.
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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