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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 the message Lestat telepathically passes to Jesse when he kisses her during the concert?

2. What is the clue that the archeologist scrawls on a piece of paper as he dies?

3. One of the cave paintings depicted the twins handing over a treasure. Where was this cave located?

4. What color is Jesse's hair?

5. Where is Pandora headed when the reader first sees her?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Khayman, before the concert, gets up to move closer to another vampire, the narrator says: "He would be near to one of these two...That's what he had wanted in Athens...To be near another like himself. To speak, to touch...something." What theme does this passage illustrate?

2. Once the twins are back in their cell, what does Amel tell them about himself?

3. Who was keeping Akasha still on the throne and what does she do to that person?

4. What is one of the primary purposes of the Prologue of <i>The Queen of the Damned</i>? Why is that important?

5. 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?

6. What happens in Lestat's music video, which Marius sees in a television store window?

7. Why does Khayman hate Akasha?

8. What does Lestat ask David Talbot of the Telamasca and why is Talbot's answer so important?

9. Why is Akasha so intent on questioning the twins and, through them, the spirits? What does she hopes to gain?

10. Who is Lestat and what was his role in the second book of the <i>Chronicles of the Vampire</i>?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The night before Lestat's concert, Armand gives in to Daniel's obsessive desire to become a vampire. Armand says he does this out of love and weakness. What benefits will Armand get out of making Daniel immortal? What are the drawbacks for Daniel, considering that he really wants to be a vampire? Did Armand make the right decision? Why or why not? Do modern Americans face similar dilemmas when balancing what they want and the consequences to getting what they want?

Essay Topic 2

When Marius learns that the dreams are the products of Mekare's thoughts and obsessions, he is stunned and considers the situation worse than he had imagined. Why? What does he surmise about Mekare's reawakening?

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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