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. How does Azim feel about his life as a vampire?

2. Identify one of Armand's major fears.

3. How old is Jesse when she visits Maharet?

4. What is Talamasca?

5. What do Armand and Daniel do after becoming a couple?

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. Why is Pandora so worried about Marius?

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

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

5. Why does Baby Jenks dislike her mother?

6. What additional information is added by the discovery of the second set of cave paintings?

7. 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?

8. What happens to Daniel after ten years, when Armand doesn't make him a vampire?

9. How are Khayman and Akasha related in terms of age and power? What do these factors mean in terms of their modern-day relationship?

10. Why doesn't Pandora like to fly, even though she can?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

There are many allusions to Christian rituals, beliefs, and themes throughout The Queen of the Damned but they are particularly prominent in the chapter describing events at the concert. Why does the author use those images and references? Support your theory with examples. Did she use them effectively? Would the meaning of the book be markedly different without them?

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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