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 II, Chapter 9, how were the bodies of plague victims treated?

2. Robert has a tattoo. What does it look like?

3. What does Robert do when he finally gets in the house in Part I, Chapter 5?

4. What does Robert try to borrow from Ben in Part II, Chapter 9?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Robert discover about the lymphatic system, and why do his discoveries leave him more disturbed than before?

8. In Part I, Chapter 6, what does Robert's new mural represent?

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

10. 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.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Robert visits his wife's crypt feeling about as low as he possibly can. He throws a sleeping vampire out of the crypt and onto the grass. When he emerges from the crypt, he finds the vampire dead. Astonished, he realizes that sunlight kills vampires. This raises his spirits, and he is excited to test his new weapon. What is the significance of sunlight and its ability to destroy vampires? Why does Robert get so excited? Why is this discovery so important to him?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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