The Queen of the Damned Test | Final 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. Which god does Akasha represent to her subjects?

2. What does Lestat do at Akasha's command and under the influence of her blood?

3. What has Lestat become, as he and Akasha leave Greece?

4. What effect does Maharet's red hair have on Marius' mood?

5. Who controlls the spirits?

Short Essay Questions

1. What weapon with sentimental meaning does Akasha show Lestat in his father's castle?

2. Maharet has searched for her twin for 6,000 years. What clues or proof has she had over that time that Mekare is alive?

3. Enkil and Akasha are frightened and ashamed of what they have become, even though they have no name for it. What has come over them and how do they act?

4. How does Lestat feel about the events that led to him becoming a vampire?

5. Describe Lestat's feelings as he watches Akasha's plan unfolding.

6. Akasha commands Lestat to kill in her name, starting with male acolytes at Azim's temple. What is his reaction to the order?

7. Does Lestat believe in Akasha's quest? Why or why not?

8. Marius suggests that Akasha postpone her plans until she can see that humans are evolving toward peace on their own. What is Akasha's response?

9. Akasha wants 99 percent of male humans killed, reasoning that a world ruled by women will be more peaceful than the world under the rule of men. What is the irony of that plan?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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