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. What does Sookie see as she waits for a car to pick her up?

2. Where is Sookie going after she leaves work in Chapter 2?

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

4. What does the creature in question #23 do to Sookie?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What has happened recently in the world concerning vampires?

2. 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?

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

4. Who comes to Sookie's work, what do they do, and what does she recall?

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

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

7. Why is Sookie meeting Bill after work?

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

9. Who accosts Sookie while she's waiting at the airport and how does she deal with him?

10. Why does Portia come to the bar to see Sookie and why does Sookie agree with Portia?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an important part of what makes Living Dead in Dallas interesting. Discuss the following "good" characters:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Bill. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Godfrey. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Sookie. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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