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. What happened to him as a boy?

2. What do Lestat and Gabrielle discover when they return the next night to the tower?

3. What does Lestat go to find to try and help calm Nicki down?

4. What does Gabrielle hear as she and Lestat move through the night?

5. What does Lestat find laid out for him in the tower?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the event that lets Nicolas know that Lestat has changed?

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

3. Describe how Lestat and Nicolas become friends.

4. Confronting Lestat, what is Armand's main objection to Lestat?

5. Where do Gabrielle and Lestat go in Paris to escape the vampires who continue to chase them?

6. How does Lestat immediately begin adjusting to being a vampire?

7. How does Armand try to deceive Lestat and Gabrielle in order to keep them with him?

8. What kind of person is the lawyer Roget to whom Lestat trusts his business?

9. How is the bond between Lestat and Nicki eventually broken?

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

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 Myths About Vampires Challenged in The Vampire Lestat. Your essay should incorporate the points that (1) vampires can be frightened off with garlic and crosses; (2) that vampires cannot enter into holy places; and (3) that vampires cannot travel over water. Give examples from the book to prove your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages as a Critique of THE VAMPIRE LESTAT. Discuss such things as style, vocabulary, historical references, and readability as they relate to the novel. End with a recommendation for others to read the novel.

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