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. When does Eric want to meet with Bill?

2. When does Sookie wake up the day after the meeting at Stan's?

3. What ceremony is the Fellowship performing that night?

4. What does Sookie think could be the cause of Lafayette's murder?

5. What is Stan beginning to think about his people?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Sookie find when she comes to work the day after her encounter with Andy?

3. Why is Sookie meeting Bill after work?

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

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

8. 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?

9. What does Steve want Sookie to do at the church and where does Sarah take her?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Some aspects of the metaphysical is in every Sookie Stackhouse book. Discuss the following:

1. Define the term "metaphysical."

2. Discuss what elements of the metaphysical appear in the Sookie Stackhouse books, e. g.: What elements of Sookie Stackhouse seem outside the five senses? Give examples. What things that happen cannot be proved by normal scientific methods?

3. What challenges are there in reading a novel that is based in metaphysics?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast Sookie's world to that of "real" life. What are the advantages to each world? The disadvantages?

2. In which world would you rather live in if you possess no supernatural abilities? Explain your response.

3. If you had Sookie's abilities how would you use them? Use examples from Living Dead in Dallas and your own life to illustrate your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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