Living Dead in Dallas 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. What is Hugo feeling while they are driving?

2. Who does Bill bring into the room to dispose of what Sookie found?

3. Who is going to go with Sookie the next day?

4. To what hotel does Sookie go?

5. What does Sam do when he finds out Sookie was attacked?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sookie find when she comes to work the day after her encounter with Andy?

2. What does Sookie do when she wakes from her injuries and what is she told?

3. Who does Sookie encounter inside the Fellowship Church?

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

5. Why is Sookie waiting at the airport in Dallas and at what Airlines is she waiting?

6. Where do Sookie and Bill go when they leave the hotel and what are they told there?

7. Who comes to Sookie's work, what do they do, and what does she recall?

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

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

10. What was the woman who hurt Sookie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Living Dead in Dallas.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Living Dead in Dallas. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Living Dead in Dallas. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Living Dead in Dallas, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Living Dead in Dallas is? Explain your response.

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