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. What does Sookie wonder about the murder in question #74?

2. Why is the maenad frustrated?

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

4. What does Sam promise Sookie?

5. What is Hugo feeling while they are driving?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What does Sookie's boss do when he learns of Sookie's injuries and what does he ask him to do?

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

8. What do Sookie and a few co-workers think about Lafayette?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think Living Dead in Dallas is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

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