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. In Part I, Chapter 4, what is Robert's silent wish?

2. In Part II, Chapter 8, the vampires are stalking their prey. What is their prey?

3. In Part II, Chapter 10, how does Robert decide he needs to study the problem?

4. According to Part I, Chapter 3, vampires were once ___________ but now are _____________.

5. In Part II, Chapter 7, on what does Robert perform his experiments?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part I, Chapter 3, several things drive Robert to despair. Describe one.

2. Why is the discovery of the effect that sunlight has on vampires an important turning point for Robert?

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

4. In Part I, Chapter 2, Robert makes a kind of "schedule" for his day. Why is this an important step for Robert?

5. 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?

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

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

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

9. How does Robert begin his research into the nature of vampires?

10. In Part I, Chapter 1, what does Robert do for recreation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is foreshadowing? Are there any examples of foreshadowing in this novel? What are they? What event(s) do they foreshadow? Why is foreshadowing so important to a novel?

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

Robert begins to flash back to his past. What purpose does this serve to the reader? What purpose does it serve to Robert? Are they mutually exclusive? Why or why not?

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