I Am Legend Test | Mid-Book 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. Robert has a tattoo. What does it look like?

2. What does Robert manufacture in an attempt to kill the vampires in Part II, Chapter 7?

3. What is Robert afraid the vampires will destroy in Part I, Chapter 5?

4. In Part II, Chapter 9, what could happen to Robert for disobeying the authorities?

5. Why does Robert get frustrated in Part I, Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part II, Chapter 10, when Robert realizes that his isolated experiments are useless and he needs to study the problem scientifically, where does he go, and what does he do there?

2. In Part I, Chapter 4, Robert awakens late in the morning, suffering the effects of a night of drinking too much. His feelings begin to conflict with each other, and he finally gets in his car and drives dangerously and aimlessly. Where does he end up, and what does he do while there?

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

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

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

6. What two important items did the vampires destroy after Robert's watch stopped, and why were they so important?

7. Robert's thoughts have a particular theme in Part I, Chapter 2. Outline his thoughts in simple form and describe the assumptions he makes from his analysis.

8. What is allyl sulphide, and how is it prepared?

9. In Part II, Chapter 9, Robert recalls the day of Virginia's death. Describe his reaction in the moments directly after her death.

10. Robert realizes that the vampires' vulnerability lies in their blood. Why does he believe this, and what does he intend to do about it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of Robert's choice of book, Dracula" by Bram Stoker. What character do you think Robert most relates to from that novel? Why?

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

Why do you think the author chooses vampires as the villains of the novel? What do vampires represent in the story?

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