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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. How does Trixie die?
2. What does Harry ask Murphy about the bomb?
3. Why does Bob say public places are easier to invade?
4. Where is Mavra and her scourge?
5. Where is Emma shot?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Bob tell Harry about the people in the shelter?
2. Describe the Deeps.
3. Where and with whom, does Harry go and what does he do when they first arrive there?
4. What does Harry offer Lara for her help and what is her response?
5. Where do Ebenezar and Harry go when they leave his place?
6. What clues Harry in to the fact that Murphy is not against him?
7. Where are the children at the shelter, how are they being held and who can rescue them?
8. What does Harry tell Ebenezar and Kincaid and what do they do after that?
9. Who shows up when Harry and Bob are talking and why?
10. How is Trixie killed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Whenever reading a science fiction or fantasy novel, one must become familiar with new terminology that explains concepts or technology that is not a part of the "real" world. In the case of Blood Rites, there is a great deal of new magical terms and familiar words with new meanings. Discuss the following:
1. Find five terms that are a part of the world of Blood Rites that are a part of the language but mean something different. Define the words as used in Blood Rites and compare those five words as to how they are currently used in the American English language.
2. How does the language of Blood Rites from that of real world Chicago? Are there words you did not know in Blood Rites? What? How do you learn their meanings? What does it mean to grasp a the meaning of a word through its context? Can you do that in Blood Rites? Give an example of several words whose definition are made clear through the context of how the word is used.
3. There are ways of learning about a new world or time when reading a science fiction or fantasy novel. Discuss the ways you were able to understand the world of Blood Rites through its vocabulary. Did you have to look up any words?
4. Were there any words you never really understood from Blood Rites? Which ones? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Harry's mother tells him that she has prepared them both for this day and that they should watch out for each other. Harry's mother gives him a gift, explaining that it is insight. Harry accepts it. When he is out of the soul gaze Harry tells Thomas that their mother said that she loved them both. Harry has spent so much of his life alone that he is not sure how to react now that he has family. Part of him is still leery of letting Thomas too close, but the words spoken to him by his own mother have gone a long way to solidify the beginnings of a relationship for the two of them.
1. Discuss what you think Harry might be feeling and thinking when he finds out he has a brother. Use examples from your own life and Blood Rites to support your answer.
2. Do you think Harry is better off emotionally knowing what happened to his mother? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Blood Rites to support your answer.
3. Discuss, in depth, how you think Harry's life is going to change now that Thomas and the puppy is now living with him. Use examples from your own life and Blood Rites to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Blood Rites.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Blood Rites. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Blood Rites. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
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