The Queen of the Damned 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. What is Mael's theory regarding the Queen's motives in killing most vampires but allowing some to live?

2. What is special or different about Claudia?

3. How does Lestat pass for human?

4. What emotion does Lestat look forward to feeling during his concert?

5. What is Daniel doing when he meets Armand?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do some of the vampires view their telepathic gift--the ability to read the minds of mortals and other vampires--as something of a curse?

2. Why does Khayman hate Akasha?

3. During the concert, Jesse throws herself against Lestat and wraps her arms around him. Why does she feel the need to touch him, and what does she learn from the experience?

4. Why is Pandora so worried about Marius?

5. What has Marius done to entertain Akasha and Enkil over the centuries?

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

7. Who is Lestat and what was his role in the second book of the Chronicles of the Vampire?

8. What does Jesse notice about Maharet and Mael that at first leads her to think of them as "different" and eventually to realize that they are vampires?

9. How does Akasha mock Marius when she awakens?

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

Throughout The Queen of the Damned, vampires and some mortals struggle with the concepts of right and wrong, mortality and immortality, spirit and flesh, belief and non-belief. In your opinion, what is the outcome? Use examples to illustrate your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Both Pandora and Khayman are portrayed as longing to be human, and Khayman is described as almost unbearably lonely during the concert events. Analyze their characters, the relationship between the two (if any), and the reasons why the author put these two characters together.

Essay Topic 3

There are several sexually charged and/or committed relationships between vampires in The Queen of the Damned. The sexual aspect or symbolism is particularly strong when a mortal is made into a vampire. What purpose do those scenes or images serve in developing the theme or themes of the book? Use examples to support your argument.

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