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

Charlaine Harris
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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

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Living Dead in Dallas based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Living Dead in Dallas is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the fact that Living Dead in Dallas is a novel in a series changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Sookie Stackhouse is in some ways a larger-than-life heroine. Despite incredible odds, she usually comes out on top, in Living Dead in Dallas and in the others in the series. Discuss the following:

1. Does being a larger-than-life heroine or one with special abilities make that person less of a heroine? In other words, which is more admirable--a heroine who ultimately always "lands on her feet," or one who strives against impossible odds and doesn't always succeed?

2. Does a character have to be successful in order to be a hero? Explain your answer.

3. Choose one other character besides Sookie who you might call a hero/heroine and explain why you choose that person. Illustrate your statements with examples from the text.

4. Does every work of fiction have to have a hero? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Living Dead in Dallas belongs to the fantasy genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to fantasy.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre.

3. Discuss two reasons why it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

4. Discuss what your favorite genre is; give several examples and explain what you enjoy about books in that genre.

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