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. Why do the people of Mount Carmel eat their dead?

2. Who is the first vampire at the meeting to raise objections to Akasha's plan?

3. Why does Khayman want the twins to become vampires?

4. What secret does Khayman keep from the King and Queen after the twins return home?

5. What argument is made regarding mortals in hopes of stalling Akasha's plan?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What is Marius' reaction to the gathering of vampires which he has joined?

3. Who was keeping Akasha still on the throne and what does she do to that person?

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

6. Was Akasha unconscious and unaware during her years of dormancy?

7. 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?

8. Why does Marius feel so strongly about seeing Armand--whom he calls Amadeo--again?

9. What does Maharet say about Akasha's dream?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

From the start, various characters in The Queen of the Damned express the desire to be--or at least, to feel--human. Lestat, Armand and Pandora all have different strategies for recalling the sensations of being alive and human. What is it that the vampires miss about being human? What are the sensations they miss, how do they attempt to relive them, and are they successful in their efforts? Give examples and evidence from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Several vampire characters have expressed the feeling that they lost something by becoming vampires. Several are reluctant to make other vampires, even when the individual begs. What human aspects do the vampire lose and why does it matter? Use examples from the book to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

Several female characters have been described. Pandora is aloof and longs to be human. Akasha is a vampire with a religious fervor to save the world. Maharet seems to have some wisdom that has kept her awake for centuries. What sense does a reader get about the female vampire's place in their world? Is it positive or negative? Support your argument with examples from the book.

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