Brief Lives 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 does the first woman Dream talks to do for him and Delirium?

2. What caused the big storm in the Dreaming?

3. What is the name of Abel's brother?

4. What is Bernie's last name?

5. Where does Delirium meet with Farrell?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Ruby?

2. What happens to Etain the first time we see her in this book?

3. What does Dream do at the beginning of the book, and why?

4. What is happening at the back room of Destruction's house, and what is this supposed to mean?

5. How does Ruby die?

6. Why did Dream's rescue of Nada not make her love him?

7. What are the Endless?

8. Why has Bernie decided to be a lawyer?

9. What are Destruction and Barnabas doing when we first see them?

10. What are hung on the walls of Destruction's house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which character did you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How did this character change throughout the book?

Essay Topic 2

Despair was a theme that was placed in a number of sensitive places in this plot. What are some of these places, and what role did despair play in this play?

Essay Topic 3

Sacrifice is a theme that was very prevalent in this book, especially in the case of Dream killing his own son. Who are the characters most affected by this theme, and how do they allow sacrifice to change their lives?

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