Circus of the Damned 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. Who is the second victim Anita's team encounters at the morgue?

2. Who calls Anita to reveal the identity of the vampire victim?

3. Who convinces Anita to invite Richard to a friend's Halloween party?

4. Who helps people out of the tent at the end of Chapter 6?

5. Why did the morgue stay at the St. Louis City Hospital after the rest of the hospital was evacuated?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the calls that Anita makes before going to sleep in Chapter 3.

2. At the police station, what do Anita and Jean-Claude argue about?

3. After leaving the police station, what do Anita and Richard discuss on the drive home?

4. What does Jean-Claude want Anita to do when the giant cobra goes crazy, and how does she respond?

5. Why does Anita decide they are in big trouble at the morgue?

6. When does the animalistic vampire attack Anita's group, and what happens?

7. Who is Edward, and what does he want with Anita?

8. How is the giant cobra defeated?

9. What does Richard explain about Stephen at the police station?

10. Why does Anita show her scars to Larry, and how does he react?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How are the different symbols (the Master of the City, Circus of the Damned, etc.) used throughout the novel to represent abstract concepts? Detail and explain how the symbols are used to describe certain abstract concepts and which concepts they describe.

Essay Topic 2

What is Anita's primary motif throughout "Circus of the Damned"? How does this affect her decisions and actions? What are her other motifs throughout the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the main themes in this novel (violence, manipulation, paranormal beings) and detail its recurrences throughout the novel. What does it add to the novel? How does it affect the difference characters?

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