Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Living Dead in Dallas and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Living Dead in Dallas is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
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.
There are several non-human sentient beings in Living Dead in Dallas, in addition to non-human entities that are not fully sentient. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss the maenad . Who is she? What are her powers? What is her purpose? Is she "good" or "evil"? What does she look like physically? What role does she play in forwarding the plot? Is she believable? Why or why not?
2. Thoroughly discuss Eric. Who is he? What are his powers? What is his purpose? Is he "good" or "evil"? What does he look like physically? What role does he play in forwarding the plot? Is he believable? Why or why not?
3. Thoroughly discuss Sookie. Who is she? What are her powers? What is her purpose? Is she "good" or "evil"? What does she look like physically? What role does she play in forwarding the plot? Is she believable? Why or why not.
4. Do you think sentient, non-human beings adds to the enjoyment of Living Dead in Dallas? Explain your answer.
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