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. 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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Choose a death scene from the novel that reveals the values of the main character and the society in which he lives. In a focused essay, discuss the contribution the scene makes to the meaning of the work as a whole.

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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