Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Part II, Chapter 8, Ben jumps over what object?
2. What has infected mankind in Chapter 1?
3. What is Robert thinking about replacing in Chapter 1?
4. What time does Robert wake up in Part I, Chapter 4?
5. What other important item do the vampires destroy in Part I, Chapter 5?
Short Essay Questions
1. As Robert takes the pills that will soon end his suffering, what is he thinking?
2. In Part III, Chapter 19, what does the letter that Ruth wrote to Robert say?
3. In Part I, Chapter 6, what does Robert's new mural represent?
4. Describe Robert's efforts to get in his house after his watch stops in Part I, Chapter 5.
5. Robert has decided to surrender to the new breed of vampires. What happens when he tries to do so?
6. Robert realizes that the vampires' vulnerability lies in their blood. Why does he believe this, and what does he intend to do about it?
7. In Part III, Chapter 18, what does Robert see and hear when he wakes up in the middle of the night?
8. Explain what happens between Robert and the dog in Part II, Chapter 13.
9. Of whom does Ben Cortman begin to remind Robert, and what is Robert's reaction to this realization?
10. How has Robert's relationship with Ben Cortman changed from the days before the plague to their current relationship in Part III, Chapter 15?
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?
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?
Robert becomes a veritable scientist in his effort to understand the plague and its results better. Why do you think he works so hard when there is nobody left to save? What purpose do his efforts serve?
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