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 Topic 1
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Living Dead in Dallas help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Living Dead in Dallas? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in Living Dead in Dallas to discuss and compare Sookie's response to how you think you would respond.
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
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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