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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 a legend?

2. What does Marius call Lestat?

3. Why does Khayman decide to go to the live concert in San Francisco?

4. Who surprises Khayman by showing up at the concert?

5. What does Lestat hope will happen at the concert?

Short Essay Questions

1. Did Jesse feel more loyalty to the Great Family or to Talamasca?

2. In Chapter 4, The Story of Daniel, what point does the author make about how many vampires decide to take a particular action that doesn't seem to make sense?

3. How does Khayman feel when he wakes up (besides hungry)? How does this feeling tie in with one of the themes of the book?

4. Mael is at Lestat's concert. What is he doing there and who sent him? Who volunteers to be his ally?

5. Is there any reason or purpose to the fact that Khayman has regained consciousness at the same time as Akasha? What is it? Is there a literary term that could be applied to Khayman's questioning?

6. How does Marius feel about Akasha and Enkil?

7. Are there other factors besides love in the reunion of Daniel and Armand?

8. Why does Baby Jenks dislike her mother?

9. Why does Khayman hate Akasha?

10. The prologue gives Lestat the opportunity to talk about himself and therefore to establish his character. What does the reader learn about Lestat?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the conference between Akasha and the other vampires, she argues first with Marius and then with Mahareta. What is the thrust of Marius' argument and how does Akasha refute what he says? How does Mahareta frame her opposition to Akasha's plan? What are the most persuasive points that Marius and Mahareta make?

Essay Topic 2

The author describes Pandora and Azim as characters who are opposite in their adaption to the vampire existence. Pandora yearns for life as a human, tries not to use her powers, and restrains herself from feeding on blood. Azim is lusty and vigorous in his pursuit of blood and celebrates his life as a vampire. Are there any parallels in the ways that human individuals live? Should either Pandora or Azim change their ways?

Essay Topic 3

Mahareta shows her fellow surviving vampires a family tree of the mortal descendants of her daughter Miriam. She says that protecting that family as it grew and spread gave her a reason for continuing. The other vampires are moved and acknowledge the importance of these mortals. What is it about the family that is important to the vampires? What are they willing to sacrifice in order to protect that family and other mortal families? How do the feelings expressed by the vampires fit into the themes of the book?

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