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. What does the narrator stick in Father Donovan's neck?
2. What does Dexter find inside his freezer?
3. Who is the narrator waiting and watching for in Chapter 1?
4. Who encourages Dexter to kill people who deserve it?
5. In Chapter 8, who is in charge during the Metro police meeting?
Short Essay Questions
1. What gift does the intruder leave Dexter? What is symbolic of this gift?
2. Who calls Dexter in the beginning of Chapter 24? Why is this person calling? What conclusion does Dexter come to with this phone call?
3. Compare and contrast Dexter and Deborah Morgan. Use specific details from the text to support your answer.
4. What two conclusions does Dexter come to when thinking about the Jaworski murder case?
5. 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?
6. Dexter states that he has a small reputation for hunches, what does he mean? Why is he capable of having such hunches?
7. How does Dexter know someone has been inside his home? What is damaged or missing inside Dexter's home?
8. Who does LaGuerta invite to the crime scene in Chapter 20? What does she tell these people? What is the result of her invitation?
9. What three gifts does the Tamiami Trail Killer leave behind? What do these three gifts represent?
10. How does Dexter feel about people at the Metro-Dade police force saying he has a feeling for serial homicide? Explain.
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the theme of politicking in the police force. Analyze how the author uses literary elements to explore this issue and explain how the issue contributes to the meaning of the work, include the effect it has on the characters in the novel.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze how a stereotyped character or characters in Darkly Dreaming Dexter function to achieve the author's purpose of the novel.
Essay Topic 3
Choose a character from the novel, other than Dexter, whose mind is pulled in conflicting directions by two compelling desires, ambitions, obligations, or influences. Then, in a well-organized essay, identify each of the two conflicting forces and explain how this conflict with one character illuminates the meaning of the work as a whole.
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