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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. Where do Sookie and Bill go after seeing Hugo?
2. Who does Sookie refuse to call?
3. Who is Tara's fiancé?
4. How does Sookie feel about JB as a lover?
5. Where are the things of which Sookie becomes aware?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sookie find out when she gets back to the hotel from the church?
2. How are Hugo and Isabel punished?
3. What does Sookie do after she sees Hugo and Isabel's punishment?
4. Why does Sookie contact Bill and how does she do it?
5. What does Sookie find when she arrives home?
6. How does Sookie survive the attack on the mansion and how do the other party goers fare?
7. What does Godfrey tell Sookie and what does she say to him about the ceremony the next day?
8. What does Sookie find out about Bill and Portia and how does she feel about it?
9. How does Sookie get away from the church and what does Sarah do about it?
10. Where do Sookie and Bill go the night of Godfrey's suicide?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Living Dead in Dallas and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Living Dead in Dallas is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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