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. How old was Dexter when his biological mother died?

2. The FDLE is a sort of state-level ______.

3. Dexter says all of the following women were all apparently unable to exist without him, except for who?

4. Brian tells Dexter that they are ______.

5. ______ is an important moment and a real relief for Dexter and the Dark Passenger.

Short Essay Questions

1. What three gifts does the Tamiami Trail Killer leave behind? What do these three gifts represent?

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

5. Where does Dexter go after he is nearly caught cutting up his victim? What happens at this location?

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

7. How does the Metro-Dade police react to the crime scene in Chapter 20. How is this different from their usual response to crime scenes? How Does Dexter respond to the crime scene?

8. Who follows Dexter to the docks? Why does this person follow him? Who warned this person of Dexter's illicit behavior?

9. Why is LaGuerta angry with Deborah in Chapter 22? How does LaGuerta take out her frustrations on Deborah?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Explain how the first chapter of Darkly Dreaming Dexter introduces the major theme of the piece. Use specific details from the first chapter to justify your answer.

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