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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. Ben is in what when Robert goes to his house in Part II, Chapter 9?

2. What happens after Robert realizes that the vampires are basically immune to his latest weapon in Part I, Chapter 5?

3. How fast does Robert drive in Part I, Chapter 4?

4. As Robert drags the vampire's body into his station wagon in Part I, Chapter 4, what does he discover that strikes terror in his heart?

5. Other than the plague, what else happened as a result of the war?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Robert go to Ben's house after Virginia dies, and what does he find there?

2. In Part II, Chapter 9, what happens after Robert buried Virginia in a shallow grave.

3. Outline Robert's experiments on the female vampire in Part II, Chapter 7.

4. In Part II, Chapter 8, Robert continues his investigation into vampires and things which might affect them. Describe one of the additional experiments Robert performs.

5. What does Robert do in defiance of the law after Virginia dies, and why does he do so?

6. Describe Robert Neville as he is introduced to the reader in Part I, Chapter I.

7. What theory about the disease is Robert not ready to accept in Part II, Chapter 7? What does he research after this conclusion?

8. What is Robert Neville's mission in life as described in Part I, Chapter 1?

9. Describe Robert's efforts to get in his house after his watch stops in Part I, Chapter 5.

10. How does Robert react to the vampire attack after he gets back in his house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Robert meets Ruth, he is wary and has not even the slightest interest in her romantically. Do you think Robert's trust in humans is permanently damaged? He doesn't seem to know whom to trust, if anyone. How do you think he might recover that trust?

Essay Topic 2

Robert's "germ theory" goes a long way to explain a lot about the vampires, but it doesn't answer everything. How does Robert think the disease spread? Is this a valid hypothesis? Why or why not? Could there be other ways the disease could spread? If so, give some examples. If not, explain why you think Robert's idea is the only valid way the disease could spread. Why is this theory important to the novel?

Essay Topic 3

After his close call when his watch stopped, Robert tears down his mural. Why does he do this? What did the mural represent? Does he tear the mural down because he sees that it is only a representation of what he wants and will likely never have again? Do you think this event opened his eyes to that fact?

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