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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. At the meeting of Akasha and the others, where does Lestat sit?
2. What enemy did Lestat slay when he was mortal?
3. Why does Khayman want the twins to become vampires?
4. What has Maharet been doing during the vampire catastrophes?
5. What effect does Maharet's red hair have on Marius' mood?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. Why is Akasha so intent on questioning the twins and, through them, the spirits? What does she hopes to gain?
3. Maharet has searched for her twin for 6,000 years. What clues or proof has she had over that time that Mekare is alive?
4. Khayman is the longtime servant of the King and Queen. He also has a soft spot for the twins. To whom is he the most loyal during the early period of the vampires?
5. Does Lestat believe in Akasha's quest? Why or why not?
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. What does Maharet say about Akasha's dream?
8. Once the twins are back in their cell, what does Amel tell them about himself?
9. Was Akasha unconscious and unaware during her years of dormancy?
10. Describe Lestat's feelings as he watches Akasha's plan unfolding.
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
The gathering of the vampires includes some who are ancient and some who are newly made. Pick three--of varying age and/or temperament--and analyze what strengths they bring to the situation at hand.
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