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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 is the first word of the novel?
(a) Moon.
(b) Murder.
(c) Death.
(d) Dark.

2. According to Dexter, the crime lab gang does not wear ______.
(a) Shoes.
(b) Socks.
(c) Suits.
(d) Ties.

3. Who is Dexter dating?
(a) Rita.
(b) Rebecca.
(c) Rachel.
(d) Rhiannon.

4. ______ is a part of Miami that sleeps.
(a) El Portal.
(b) Coconut Grove .
(c) Hialeah.
(d) Dinner Key.

5. Who unexpectedly calls Dexter in Chapter 13?
(a) Rita.
(b) Doakes.
(c) LaGuerta.
(d) Angel.

Short Answer Questions

1. After killing Father Donovan, Dexter states that the Code of _____ was satisfied.

2. What is Dexter's profession?

3. Dexter says that he has a small reputation for ______.

4. In Chapter 1, where has the narrator been hiding?

5. What object does Dexter imagine bringing home?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Dexter feel about killing and in what way does killing satisfy Dexter? How does killing affect his "dark schemata"?

2. Explain what Dexter believes the real Tamiami Trail Killer is going to do now that there has been an arrest in the murder case.

3. What is the name of the suspect arrested in the Tamiami Trail murder case? What makes this person a potential suspect?

4. Who does Dexter kill in the beginning of the novel? Why does Dexter kill this person?

5. Describe in detail the process by which Dexter captures his first victim of the novel. Where does he take his victim?

6. What is Detective LaGuerta's hypothesis as to why the Tamiami Trail Killer did not finish cutting his victim? What does Dexter find wrong with her hypothesis?

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

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

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

10. What object is sitting on top of the package of body parts found in the goalie's net at the ice rink? Who is the object left for? Why?

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