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. How does Sookie disguise herself?

2. What is Lafayette's and Sookie's relationship?

3. Who is the person in question #17?

4. What does Bill tell Sookie about his purchase?

5. Who ministers to Sookie where Bill takes her?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Sookie do when she wakes from her injuries and what is she told?

6. What was the woman who hurt Sookie?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Sookie Stackhouse is no exception. Discuss the following:

1. Trace and analyze situations when Sookie demonstrates her special abilities. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.

2. Trace and analyze Sookie's character flaws offering specific examples of these flaws in your discussion.

3. Discuss how you think Sookie's admirable traits makes her popular and able to help with many problems of her friends. Have her flaws impacted her life? Do any of her friends notice these flaws? Who? How does the reader know this?

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