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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 is Deirdre?
2. How does Harry stop Nicodemus from killing him?
3. What does Harry threaten to blow up?
4. What does Harry fear if he accepts Nicodemus' offer?
5. Why does Harry throw aside the detonator?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Marcone agree to help Harry and the Knights and how does Marcone do so?
2. What is Harry's reaction to the sample of the Shroud he picks up on the way to the meeting about the duel?
3. What does Susan say happened after she and Anna left the motel the day before?
4. Why can't the Knights of the Cross harm Cassius?
5. What does Shiro say to Harry about the duel and Harry's culpability for the war between the Red Court and the White Council?
6. How does Harry restrain Susan?
7. What does Shiro reveal to Harry?
8. How does Harry reveal who Cassius is masquerading as, and how does Harry know to do so?
9. How does Anna trick Harry and escape from Father Forthill's?
10. Who does Harry meet at the airport and what do they realize about what Nicodemus plans to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Death Masks and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Death Masks is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Death Masks.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Death Masks. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Death Masks. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
Essay Topic 3
Whenever reading a science fiction or fantasy novel, one must become familiar with new terminology that explains concepts or technology that is not a part of the "real" world. In the case of Death Masks, there is a great deal of new magical terms and familiar words with new meanings. Discuss the following:
1. Find five terms that are a part of the world of Death Masks that are a part of the language but mean something different. Define the words as used in Death Masks and compare those five words as to how they are currently used in the American English language.
2. How does the language of Death Masks from that of real world Chicago? Are there words you did not know in Death Masks? What? How do you learn their meanings? What does it mean to grasp a the meaning of a word through its context? Can you do that in Death Masks? Give an example of several words whose definition are made clear through the context of how the word is used.
3. There are ways of learning about a new world or time when reading a science fiction or fantasy novel. Discuss the ways you were able to understand the world of Death Masks through its vocabulary. Did you have to look up any words?
4. Were there any words you never really understood from Death Masks? Which ones? Why?
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