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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. How did the sailor escape the island in "Dagon"?
(a) He rode the creature.
(b) A plane took him.
(c) He forgot.
(d) An ambulance arrived.

2. Who is on the white ship seen by the narrator, in "The White Ship"?
(a) A sea-god.
(b) A bearded man.
(c) A beautiful woman.
(d) A mermaid.

3. Where were the travelers, in "The Cats of Ulthar," coming from?
(a) The east.
(b) The north.
(c) The south.
(d) The west.

4. What does the boy traveler, in "The Cats of Ulthar," do after being told of the cotter?
(a) Prayed.
(b) Killed the cotter.
(c) Danced.
(d) Wept.

5. What is the name of the land in which the narrator finds himself dreaming, in "Polaris"?
(a) Lomar.
(b) Kadiphonek.
(c) Olathoe.
(d) Alhtoa.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year is "Beyond the Wall of Sleep" set?

2. Where was the psychiatric patient from, in "Beyond the Wall of Sleep"?

3. Where was it rumored the people of Ib had descended from where, in "The Doom that Came to Sarnath"?

4. Where does the narrator find himself in the end of "The White Ship"?

5. Where was "The White Ship" first published?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the dream land of the narrator in "Polaris." What is taking place in the dream-world?

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

3. Describe the beginning of "Polaris." Where is the narrator?

4. What happens to the narrator, in the ending of "Beyond the Wall of Sleep"? Where does the light being go?

5. Describe the hero's journeys to Xura and Sona-Nyl in "The White Ship." How long does he stay?

6. How long is the hero's journey to Cathuria in "The White Ship"? What happens in the end of the story?

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

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

9. What law rules the land in Ulthar? What does the narrator describe as happening before the law went into place?

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

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