Darkly Dreaming Dexter Test | Final 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. In Chapter 15, how does Dexter know there is a security guard outside where he is working?

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

3. Harry wanted Dexter to stop the nurse like the ______.

4. By ______ Deborah says she will come back to get Dexter in Chapter 23.

5. Dexter says, "I know it is a nearly human weakness, and it may be no more than ordinary sentimentality, but I have always loved ______."

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

4. What two conclusions does Dexter come to when thinking about the Jaworski murder case?

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

6. Describe Dexter's first experience with the Dark Passenger.

7. What does Brian want Dexter to do with him? Does Dexter abide by Brian's request? Explain. Who does Dexter and Brian kill?

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

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

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

Pick a character from the novel in which a character's success in achieving goals depends on keeping a secret and divulging it only at the right moment. Briefly explain the necessity for secrecy and how the character's choice to reveal or keep the secret affects the plot and contributes to 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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