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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. When Robert is at Sears, what does he find humorous?

2. What does Robert do when he sees Ben jump over the object in Part II, Chapter 8?

3. From what symptoms did victims of the plague suffer?

4. In Part II, Chapter 8, Robert wonders if Mohammedan vampires are affected by what?

5. Robert paints his living room wall in Part I, Chapter 6. What does it look like?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Robert's reaction to Ben's death at the hands of the men in dark suits?

2. Robert is reading Bram Stoker's <i>Dracula.</i> His attention is drawn by the quote, "The strength of the vampire is that no one will believe in him." What do you think Stoker meant by this quote, and why does it seem preposterous to Robert in his present situation?

3. When Robert recalls the past in Part I, Chapter 6, what does he remember?

4. Robert has decided to surrender to the new breed of vampires. What happens when he tries to do so?

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

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

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

8. 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.

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Robert's grief and horror at Kathy's death and burial leads him to take drastic action when Virginia dies. What does he do? What are the repercussions of his choice? What kind of danger is he putting himself in? Was he aware of these dangers? If so, why do you think he continued going down that path? If not, why wasn't he? Was he in denial?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Robert thinks back on his father and their relationship several times during the novel. Why do you think Robert is examining the relationship so closely now that his father is no longer around? What makes Robert's current situation such a perfect setup for analyzing past relationships?

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