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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 Dexter find attached to his refrigerator?
2. Who says, "I guess it's possible to miss a lot of obvious things, Detective"?
3. Who finds the refrigerated truck used to transport the decapitated bodies in Chapter 11?
4. Dexter gives ______ the creeps.
5. According to Dexter, why did the murder suspect not finish cutting his latest victim?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Rita. Who is she to Dexter? How is she the perfect girlfriend for Dexter?
2. Whose point of view the story is told from? How is this point of view useful in understanding the overall meaning of the novel?
3. When was the last time Dexter was inside the storage container? How did this event effect Dexter?
4. Why does Dexter follow the refrigerated truck? What happens after the truck driver realizes that Dexter has been following him?
5. Who makes an arrest in the Tamiami Trail Killer case? Why does this person think they have the right suspect?
6. What is the name of Dexter's latest kill in Chapter 14? What crime did this person commit? How does Dexter's victim feel about the crime he has committed?
7. What does Brian want Dexter to do with him? Does Dexter abide by Brian's request? Explain. Who does Dexter and Brian kill?
8. What does Dexter find at the docks? How do these objects fit the killer's need for tight, enclosed spaces?
9. Who interrupts Dexter's killing process in Chapter 15? How is Dexter aware of this person? How does Dexter handle this interruption?
10. How does Dexter feel about people at the Metro-Dade police force saying he has a feeling for serial homicide? Explain.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss and analyze at least three examples of symbolism found within Darkly Dreaming Dexter. Cite your references.
Essay Topic 2
In a critical essay, analyze the main conflict in Darkly Dreaming Dexter and discuss the moral and ethical implications for both Dexter and the society in which he lives.
Essay Topic 3
Define a tragic hero. Based on your definition, create an argument for or against Dexter being a tragic hero.
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