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. Who was Akasha in a past life?

2. Why are other vampires mad at Lestat?

3. Why does Daniel leave Armand?

4. Why is it important that Akasha and Enkil not be destroyed?

5. What happens to the flesh of vampires as they age?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does the first paragraph in Part 1, Chapter 3, The Goddess Pandora tell you about Pandora? Does it give you a feeling of Pandora's attitude as well as her appearance?

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

5. What was one of the most fascinating aspects of Maharet's house for Jesse?

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

7. Is Killer a good teacher for a new vampire? Why or why not?

8. What is the point of view of the prologue. Does the reader know if this will continue throughout the book?

9. What is one of the primary purposes of the Prologue of The Queen of the Damned? Why is that important?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As Maharet tells the saga of the twins to the assembled vampires, she recalls an argument between Mekare and the evil spirit Amel about the nature of flesh, spirit and soul. As a result, Amel lingers around the witches. Eventually, he does something catastrophic. Discuss the argument between Amel and Mekare. How does it explain Amel's subsequent action?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Lestat expresses a lifelong desire to be good, to do good, to be celebrated as a hero or a star. He wanted to become a priest, a famous entertainer and even a catalyst to show mortals the evil of vampires. What kept Lestat from realizing that overall ambition? Was it chance or something in his character? Use examples from the book.

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