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. Dexter was ______ when Deborah disappeared.

2. What type of vehicle does Jamie drive?

3. In Chapter 25, Dexter says he felt like ______'s poster child, and he wanted to go home and go to bed.

4. LaGuerta tells Dexter that if she doesn't catch the Tamiami Trail killer by herself in ______ she will be a meter maid.

5. What did Harry keep saying no to on his death bed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When was the last time Dexter was inside the storage container? How did this event effect Dexter?

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

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

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

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

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

8. Where does the bodies of the three heads turn up? Who finds the bodies? What is unique about the way the killer arranged the limbs?

9. What is the name of Dexter's latest kill in Chapter 14? What crime did this person commit? How does Dexter's victim feel about the crime he has committed?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Define a tragic hero. Based on your definition, create an argument for or against Dexter being a tragic hero.

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