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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. What happens to Robert's new companion at the end of Part II, Chapter 13?
2. What does Robert promise to do for Ruth if she is infected?
3. In Part III, Chapter 17, what does Ruth agree to allow Robert to do?
4. In Part III, Chapter 15, what year is it?
5. What happens to Robert when the men of the new society come for him?
Short Essay Questions
1. Robert's relationship with Ruth begins with a note of distrust. Explain some of the methods Robert uses to try to detect whether Ruth is a vampire or not.
2. How does Robert meet Ruth in Part III, Chapter 15?
3. In Part II, Chapter 11, how many types of vampires does Robert think there are? Describe the hypothesis Robert forms about these different types..
4. In Part III, Chapter 19, how does Robert react to Ruth's note?
5. In Part III, Chapter 18, what does Robert see and hear when he wakes up in the middle of the night?
6. What does Robert do in Part III, Chapter 17, to show Ruth that he does trust her?
7. In Part II, Chapter 14, what event does Robert recall during the final days of the plague? How does feel about the people involved in this event?
8. Why does Robert think that vampires have issues with crosses, mirrors, etc.?
9. Why does Robert acquire a microscope, and what does he see once he gets it to work?
10. Robert has decided to surrender to the new breed of vampires. What happens when he tries to do so?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Ben and Robert's relationship before Ben becomes a vampire. Describe Ben and Robert's relationship right after Ben becomes a vampire. Describe Ben and Robert's relationship later in the novel. How does the relationship change? Is there anything about it that remains the same? Compare and contrast these three stages in Ben and Robert's relationship.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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