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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. After the vampire bites him, what does Robert do with it?

2. What are the creatures repulsed by in Chapter 2?

3. When the event occurs in Part II, Chapter 9, what is Robert's first reaction?

4. What was Robert's reaction when the men came for Kathy's body?

5. In Part I, Chapter 3, what does Robert's house smell like?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part I, Chapter 5, what does Robert fear the vampires will do to his house?

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

3. 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?

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

5. Describe Robert's relationship with Ben Cortman before Ben became ill.

6. 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.

7. Of whom does Ben Cortman begin to remind Robert, and what is Robert's reaction to this realization?

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

9. 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.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider the various legends associated with vampires. What practical application might these legends serve? For example, the legend about vampires sleeping all day and only coming out at night might be a crafty way parents in any era might have kept their children from staying out after dark and exposing themselves to very real dangers. You may apply your chosen legend and application to current or past times when hypothesizing its purpose.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Taking into consideration Robert's lack of companionship, why is it important for him to keep a schedule? What might happen if he just drifts through his day? What does a schedule do to keep Robert going? Why would he even bother with no one to work for or live for? Does he have any purpose in life now that his loved ones are gone? If so, what is it? If not, what might serve that purpose?

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