Living Dead in Dallas Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who attempts to force Sookie into the terminal?

2. How did Lafayette die?

3. What does Portia ask Sookie?

4. Who is Sarah Newlin?

5. What does the group decide Sookie will do the next day?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sookie get for her work the day after meeting with Stan?

2. Where does Eric want Sookie to go and what are her conditions to agree?

3. What does Sookie do for a living and what special ability does she have?

4. What is suggested as a possible reason behind Farrell's kidnapping and what does Stan wonder about the person who accosted her at the airport?

5. In what form does Sam arrive at the sex club and who is with him?

6. What does Sookie hear on the news while she waits for a car at the hotel? What does she think about the news?

7. What has happened recently in the world concerning vampires?

8. What does Bill discover about Portia's grandmother and what does he do about it?

9. Where is Sookie working and what happens when Andy comes there? What does Sookie do about Andy?

10. How long do Sookie and Eric stay in the sex club room, what does she discover and what do they do after she finds out his information?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an important part of what makes Living Dead in Dallas interesting. Discuss the following "good" characters:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Bill. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Godfrey. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Sookie. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Living Dead in Dallas and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Living Dead in Dallas is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Whenever reading a science fiction or fantasy novel, one must become familiar with new terminology that explains concepts or technology that is not a part of the "real" world. In the case of Living Dead in Dallas, much of the setting is familiar to the reader, though there are new ideas and terms to learn. Discuss the following:

1. Find five terms that are a part of Sookie's world that occur in the "real" world but are used differently in Sookie's world. Define the words as used in in Sookie's world and compare those five words as to how they are currently used in the American English language.

2. There are ways of learning about a new world or time when reading a science fiction or fantasy novel. Discuss the ways you were able to understand the world of Living Dead in Dallas. Did you have to look up any words? What does it mean to learn a word through its context? Do you have to do that in Living Dead in Dallas? What word(s)?

3. Were there any words you never really understood from Living Dead in Dallas? Which ones?

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