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. For what is Sookie waiting at the airport?

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

3. What does Sookie see in Bill's mind?

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

5. What does Bill tell Sookie he recently bought?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the woman who hurt Sookie?

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

3. Who does Sookie encounter inside the Fellowship Church?

4. To what hotel do Sookie and Bill go and what does Sookie realize about the bellboy?

5. Who do Bill and Sookie think might have kidnapped Farrell?

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

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

8. What has Bill purchased recently and what does he tell Sookie about it? How does he feel about his suggestion?

9. What does Sookie learn about Lafayette's death?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze one major theme of Living Dead in Dallas. Consider the following: How does one character's actions portray the theme you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to that theme? Is the theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?

2. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Living Dead in Dallas. How does one character's actions portray the themes you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to those themes? Is each theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?

3. What benefit is there in discussing and analyzing the themes of a work of fiction? Do you think most authors consciously develop themes in their works? Why or why not? Can there be accidental themes? What do you think is one possible "accidental" theme in Living Dead in Dallas? Which theme in Living Dead in Dallas speaks to you the most in your life? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Sookie Stackhouse has strong telepathic abilities that enable her to hear the thoughts of other humans. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think Sookie prefers to have a vampire for a boyfriend because she cannot hear the thoughts of vampires? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. If you had Sookie's abilities describe at least three types of work you would do with that ability.

3. If you had a choice to have Sookie's ability or not have it which would you chose? Why? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think Living Dead in Dallas is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

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