Darkly Dreaming Dexter Test | Final Test - Hard

Jeff Lindsay
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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. Who informs Deborah that she is close to be suspended?

2. Who does Dexter say was really terrible at screaming?

3. In context, who is "we" referring to in Chapter 14?

4. The arms and legs found at the ice rink spelled out ______.

5. Who does the man in the security video resemble?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the new gift Dexter finds in his car in Chapter 24. What clue does this gift reveal to Dexter?

2. Who is the first person Deborah and Dexter interview at the ice rink? What information does this person reveal to them? Why is this information important to the crime scene?

3. What does the security camera capture that surprises both Deborah and Dexter? How does Deborah respond to this surprise?

4. Describe the dream Dexter has in Chapter 19. What does this dream foreshadow?

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

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

7. Who asks Dexter for help in solving the Jaworski case? Why does this person turn to Dexter?

8. Explain why there is a battle for jurisdiction at the crime scene. Who is the battle between? Who ultimately wins the battle?

9. What does Dexter find at the docks? How do these objects fit the killer's need for tight, enclosed spaces?

10. Who is the first person Dexter ever killed? How old was he at the time? Who choose Dexter's first victim? Explain.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze how a stereotyped character or characters in Darkly Dreaming Dexter function to achieve the author's purpose of the novel.

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

Discuss the significance of the title Darkly Dreaming Dexter and analyze how it is developed throughout the novel.

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