Darkly Dreaming Dexter 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. The speed limit on Biscayne Boulevard is ______.

2. Who is Metro-Dade police's rival?

3. Dexter says that as a rule he does not remember ______.

4. Who makes an arrest in the Tamiami Trail case?

5. Dexter realizes that ______ likes him.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Dexter's dream in Chapter 7. What literary device is the author using through this dream?

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

3. After much consideration, what is Dexter's hypothesis of the Tamiami Trail Killer's reason for not finishing the cutting of his victim? To whom does he tell his hypothesis to? Does Dexter think the Tamiami Trail Killer will kill again? Explain.

4. Who makes an arrest in the Tamiami Trail Killer case? Why does this person think they have the right suspect?

5. What souvenir does Dexter collect from his victims? Whom does Dexter not get a souvenir from? How does he go about retrieving his souvenir?

6. How does Dexter feel about people at the Metro-Dade police force saying he has a feeling for serial homicide? Explain.

7. 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?

8. Where does Deborah think the bodies of the three heads might be? Does Dexter agree with Deborah's hypothesis? Explain.

9. Who does Dexter find inside the storage container? Who does Dexter hypothesize put Deborah in the storage container? Is his hypothesis correct? Explain.

10. Who is Detective LaGuerta? Do the other characters in the novel respect Detective LaGuerta? What is her relationship with Dexter like?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss and analyze at least three examples of symbolism found within Darkly Dreaming Dexter. Cite your references.

Essay Topic 2

Choose a character found in Darkly Dreaming Dexter that can be considered morally ambiguous, behavior which discourages readers from identifying them as purely evil or purely good. Explain how the character can be viewed as morally ambiguous and why his or her moral ambiguity is significant to the work.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay in which you show how a minor character in the novel functions in the work. Discuss how the character affects action, theme, or the development of other characters.

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