The Vampire Lestat Test | Mid-Book 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. Which vampire has published a tell all book about vampires?

2. How does Lestat learn that he can read people's minds?

3. What is it that makes Lestat uneasy watching Gabrielle?

4. What is Armand actually trying to do?

5. What is The Vampire Lestat?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the length of time involved in the novel about Lestat.

2. Describe the rapture of Lestat as he becomes a vampire.

3. What makes Lestat want to get Renaud and his troupe of actors out of Paris?

4. How does Anne rice introduce the character of Armand?

5. Why is it necessary for Lestat to make a quick getaway from his family home?

6. Describe the ability Armand has to absorb a great deal of information quickly.

7. What is Nicki's idea about the repertoire of the theater now called Theater of the Vampires?

8. What is the circumstance when Lestat and Gabrielle awaken in a crypt inside a church?

9. Describe how Lestat gets into the kill.

10. How does Armand's story affect Lestat and Gabrielle differently?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the romance of vampire legend. In your essay use the points of (1) fatal attraction, (2) the desire for super powers, and (3) the usually rich and opulent surroundings of vampires.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on Good Use of Flashbacks in Literature. Your essay should describe the flashbacks that tell the stories of Armand, Marius, and Lestat. Discuss how Rice uses this method to explain the histories of the various characters and their contribution to the continuity of the story.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on New Orleans as an Ideal Setting for vampire mythology. Points in the essay should include (1) the European flavor of the city, (2) the reputation of the city for sinfulness during Mardi Gras, and (3) the mysterious nature of the countryside.

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