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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 think evil cannot kill?
2. What does Harry about the humans Bob is talking about to Harry?
3. What does Ebenezar tell Harry that causes Harry pain?
4. What does Lara promise about Justine?
5. Where do Harry, Murphy and Ebenezar go?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Harry still dealing with? Why is he able to laugh?
2. What does a specialist tell Harry about Harry's hand and what is Harry's response?
3. What does Harry see when he looks at Kincaid, what does he tell Murphy to reassure her and what do they hear from the dark?
4. How does Harry stop the fire assault from two human servants?
5. How is Trixie killed?
6. Describe the Deeps.
7. What happens when Harry and Murphy encounters the first group at the shelter?
8. Where are the children at the shelter, how are they being held and who can rescue them?
9. What do Harry and Murphy figure out about the curse and Genosa?
10. How does Emma get killed and what does Harry do right after she is killed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Blood Rites belongs to the fantasy genre. Discuss the following:
1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the fantasy genre.
2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.
3. What do you think is the difference between a fantasy and a historical novel?
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Blood Rites. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Butcher chooses the symbols he does?
2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Butcher chooses the metaphors she does?
3. Discuss Butcher's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Butcher use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the following:
1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?
2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?
3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?
4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?
5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.
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