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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 long have Akasha and Enkil been dormant?

2. Why are other vampires mad at Lestat?

3. How old is Jesse when she visits Maharet?

4. Why does Daniel leave Armand?

5. Why does Maharet decide, despite her earlier reluctance, to make Jesse into one of the undead?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. Why does Khayman hate Akasha?

6. How does Marius feel about Akasha and Enkil?

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

8. How did Baby Jenks become a vampire?

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

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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