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. What does Sookie realize about the bellhop?

2. What does Eric plan to do about the maenad?

3. What does Sookie find out from the bouncer?

4. What does Sookie wonder about the murder in question #74?

5. What kind of special skill does Sookie have?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Sookie see in Bethany's mind?

3. What was the woman who hurt Sookie?

4. What do Bill and Sookie decide Sookie will do the next day after meeting with Stan?

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

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

7. Why is Sookie meeting Bill after work?

8. What does Sookie's boss do when he learns of Sookie's injuries and what does he ask him to do?

9. What does Sookie suggest about a leak in information and how does she deal with it?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Living Dead in Dallas is one book in a series of books about Sookie Stackhouse.

1. What are two advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Illustrate your statements with details from the text.

2. What is a disadvantage of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Illustrate your statements with details from the text.

3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.

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