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. Where had Lestat been happiest?

2. The idea that Mekare is alive and sending the dreams causes what emotions among the older vampires?

3. What does Marius wish he had done when he had the chance?

4. What are Lestat's thoughts as he falls deeper and deeper into Akasha's spell?

5. How does the group of Greek women treat Lestat when he awakens?

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. 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?

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

4. What, to Maharet, is more important than her life, even more important than finding her twin?

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

6. Once the twins are back in their cell, what does Amel tell them about himself?

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

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

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

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

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.

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