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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 was Lestat's childhood ambition?
2. What does Lestat do inadvertently to his watch and purposefully to a mirror?
3. What does Akasha say about her temperament?
4. What is the disagreement between Lestat and Akasha?
5. Where had Lestat been happiest?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Akasha so intent on questioning the twins and, through them, the spirits? What does she hopes to gain?
2. How does Lestat feel about the events that led to him becoming a vampire?
3. Akasha tells Lestat why she loves him. What does she say?
4. What, to Maharet, is more important than her life, even more important than finding her twin?
5. Once the twins are back in their cell, what does Amel tell them about himself?
6. 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?
7. Lestat is very reluctant to cooperate with Akasha's plan and tries to talk her out of it. What is it about him that attracts her, even though she can't control him?
8. What has Jesse seen that adds to the vampires' belief Mekare is sending the dreams?
9. What is Marius' reaction to the gathering of vampires which he has joined?
10. Who was keeping Akasha still on the throne and what does she do to that person?
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
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 3
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?
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