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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of souvenir from his victims does Dexter keep?
(a) Their wedding ring.
(b) A hair sample.
(c) A picture.
(d) A drop of blood.

2. Deborah tells Dexter that she wants to work in ______.
(a) Private investigator.
(b) Homicide.
(c) FBI.
(d) DEA.

3. The narrator explains how he secures the priest to the table with ______.
(a) Duct tape.
(b) Plastic wrap.
(c) Fishing wire.
(d) Rope.

4. Dexter says that as a rule he does not remember ______.
(a) His dreams.
(b) His victim's address.
(c) His victim's phone number.
(d) His victim's name.

5. What object does Dexter imagine bringing home?
(a) The refrigerated truck.
(b) The decapitated head.
(c) The crime scene photos.
(d) The rear-view mirror.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Deborah and Dexter go to eat breakfast in Chapter 7?

2. Who suspects there is something up with Dexter?

3. Who is Jackson Pollock?

4. Who is the Dark Passenger?

5. The narrator is wearing all of the following in Chapter 1, except for which?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Dexter attend the Metro's seventy-two hour meeting? Who is unhappy that Dexter is at the meeting? Explain.

2. Why are Dexter's co-workers surprised to see him at the crime scene in the beginning of the novel? What is Dexter's reaction to this news? Explain.

3. Compare and contrast Dexter and Deborah Morgan. Use specific details from the text to support your answer.

4. Who is Dexter Morgan? Who is his father and what was his occupation? Describe the relationship Dexter has with his father.

5. Describe Dexter's feelings towards children. Does he want kids of his own? Explain.

6. What does Dexter do on his date with Rita that upsets her? What is Dexter's reaction to the situation? What is he thinking about?

7. What is cell crystallization? How is it relevant to the murder victims?

8. Why does Dexter go out for a drive in the middle of the night? What is he hoping to find?

9. What question does Dexter say is the key to thinking about the killer? How would Dexter have done things different had he committed these murders?

10. Whose point of view the story is told from? How is this point of view useful in understanding the overall meaning of the novel?

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