Blood Rites Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jim Butcher
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 137 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Blood Rites Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jim Butcher
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 137 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 does Harry see Thomas doing in the mirror?

2. What does Lara do when Harry hits Thomas?

3. What does Harry tell Murphy when he sees her?

4. What do the ambulance attendants say about Giselle?

5. What does Harry realize about himself when Murphy talks about her family?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Harry helping to set up, what does he feel and what does he do immediately?

2. How does Harry kill the demon and what happens to it when he does kill it?

3. What happens when Harry and Thomas get to Genosa's building?

4. What happens when Harry returns to his office?

5. How does the battle with the vampires end and how are Thomas and Inari?

6. What does Thomas want when Harry wakes and what does Harry tell Thomas?

7. What does Joan tell Harry about Genosa's present company and actors?

8. What does Harry find in the dressing room and what does he do immediately?

9. What do Harry and Murphy talk about on the phone concerning Genosa?

10. How is Murphy when Harry goes to see and and what do they discuss?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Harry Dresden is in some ways a larger-than-life hero. Despite incredible odds, he usually comes out on top, in Blood Rites and in the others in the series. Discuss the following:

1. Does having a larger-than-life hero make that person less of a hero? In other words, which is more admirable--a hero who ultimately always "lands on his feet," or one who strives against impossible odds and doesn't succeed?

2. Does a character have to be successful in order to be a hero? Explain your answer.

3. Choose one other character besides Harry who you might call a hero/heroine and explain why you choose that person.

4. Does every work of fiction have to have a hero? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

The ultimate success of a book hinges on many factors. A book such as Blood Rites is difficult to gauge its success because it is one in a series of books about Harry Dresden. Nonetheless, there are some aspects of any book that must be rendered well in order for it to be considered a successful work of fiction. Discuss the following:

1. What are some aspects of Blood Rites that contribute to it being a successful novel? Give examples.

2. What are some aspects of Blood Rites that should be changed to make it an even more successful novel? Give examples.

3. Discuss five aspects of any work of fiction that need to be present and done well to make it a successful novel.

Essay Topic 3

Death Masks is one book in a series of novels involving Harry Dresden. Discuss the following:

1. What are a couple advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

2. What are a couple disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

3. Do you prefer to read a stand alone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.

4. Do you think it is easier or more difficult (or about the same) to write a standalone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.

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