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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. How does Akasha pass time while she sits on the golden throne?
3. What was Lestat's childhood ambition?
4. Who controlls the spirits?
5. What image blinks through Lestat's mind when he looks at Jesse?
Short Essay Questions
1. When the twins fail to restore them, the King and Queen first vow to kill them but settle for plucking out Maharet's eyes and cutting out Mekare's tongue. What happens to the eyes and the tongue, and then what happens to the twins?
2. Does Lestat believe in Akasha's quest? Why or why not?
3. Akasha tells Lestat why she loves him. What does she say?
4. Why is Akasha so intent on questioning the twins and, through them, the spirits? What does she hopes to gain?
5. Who was keeping Akasha still on the throne and what does she do to that person?
6. Why does Marius feel so strongly about seeing Armand--whom he calls Amadeo--again?
7. What has Jesse seen that adds to the vampires' belief Mekare is sending the dreams?
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. What is Marius' reaction to the gathering of vampires which he has joined?
10. What, to Maharet, is more important than her life, even more important than finding her twin?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Both Pandora and Khayman are portrayed as longing to be human, and Khayman is described as almost unbearably lonely during the concert events. Analyze their characters, the relationship between the two (if any), and the reasons why the author put these two characters together.
Essay Topic 2
What is Lestat's relationship with Claudia? What is the significance of the doll that he gives her each year for her birthday and how does Claudia react to the gift? Why does Jesse have such a strong reaction to the doll she finds at Lestat's house?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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