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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What secret does Khayman keep from the King and Queen after the twins return home?
2. What has Jesse seen that startles Marius?
3. What is Lestat's reaction to the vision of Baby Jenks dying?
4. Who is the first vampire at the meeting to raise objections to Akasha's plan?
5. What is the only solution the twins can offer Akasha and Enkil to end their torment?
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
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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