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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who attacked the sailor's ship in "Dagon"?
(a) Americans.
(b) Germans.
(c) French.
(d) Italians.

2. What psychologist does the narrator cite in the opening of "The Doom that Came to Sarnath"?
(a) Alexander Williams.
(b) Carl Jung.
(c) Sigmund Freud.
(d) James Hotmore.

3. After how many days does the boy traveler's kitten go missing, in "The Cats of Ulthar"?
(a) 3.
(b) 4.
(c) 5.
(d) 2.

4. What did Joe Slater awaken from a nightmare to do, in "Beyond the Wall of Sleep"?
(a) Kill his wife.
(b) Kill his children.
(c) Kill himself.
(d) Kill a man.

5. Where does the narrator first sail, in "The White Ship"?
(a) Mir.
(b) Xura.
(c) Zar.
(d) Thalarian.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Celephais," Kurane is described as a what?

2. Where do the narrator and his companion not enter because only demons and madmen can live in that city, in "The White Ship"?

3. The sailor in "Dagon"concluded it would be safest to explore the island when?

4. What land is referred to as a land past the pillars that no man has ever seen, in "The White Ship"?

5. Who is on the white ship seen by the narrator, in "The White Ship"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the setting of "The Doom that Came to Sarnath"? How does the narrator describe the location?

2. Who is the protagonist of "The White Ship"? Where is he when the story begins?

3. What happens on the third day the visitors are in Ulthar?

4. What is the narrator's job in the climax of "Polaris"? Where does he go?

5. Describe the narrative style of "Dagon." What is the voice of the narration?

6. What do the settlers of Sarnath discover, in "The Doom that Came to Sarnath"? Who are their neighbors?

7. What does Kurane do once he has reappeared in London, in "Celephais"?

8. Describe the narrator of "Beyond the Wall of Sleep." How does he introduce the story?

9. Describe the style of "Polaris." What literary techniques does Lovecraft implement in this story?

10. What is the narrative style of "The Doom that Came to Sarnath"? How does this compare to Lovecraft's other works in the collection?

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