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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 is Sam?
2. What does the founder of the Fellowship want of Hugo and Sookie?
3. What does Sookie find under the table in Stan's room?
4. What does Sookie demand before she will go?
5. Where does Sookie work?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Bill and Sookie decide Sookie will do the next day after meeting with Stan?
2. Who accosts Sookie while she's waiting at the airport and how does she deal with him?
3. What does Sookie hear on the news while she waits for a car at the hotel? What does she think about the news?
4. Who does Sookie encounter inside the Fellowship Church?
5. What does Steve want Sookie to do at the church and where does Sarah take her?
6. What does Sookie's boss do when he learns of Sookie's injuries and what does he ask him to do?
7. What does Godfrey tell Sookie and what does she say to him about the ceremony the next day?
8. What does Sookie suggest about a leak in information and how does she deal with it?
9. 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?
10. Who do Bill and Sookie think might have kidnapped Farrell?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Living Dead in Dallas, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
As in many fantasy novels, magic is an inherent part of a few of the characters and can be wielded by other characters, though not as an inherent aspect of their nature. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the use of magic in Living Dead in Dallas. Who possesses magic as an inherent aspect of their nature? Who can wield magic through the use of a tool? What is the difference between the two types of magical usage? Is one more powerful than the other?
2. Why do you think magic exists in so many fantasy novels? Do you think a novel can be "fantasy" have there be no magic as a part of the storyline? Why or why not.
3. Which type of magic would you rather possess--that of Sookie's or the magic of Sam Merlotte? Explain your answer.
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