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

2. The narrator in "Beyond the Wall of Sleep" believes the human mind is sometimes able to visit where in sleep?
(a) Other planets.
(b) Heaven.
(c) Hell.
(d) Alternate realities.

3. What is the name of the sailor Kurane hires, in "Celephais"?
(a) Athib.
(b) Basil.
(c) Menes.
(d) Borkrug.

4. What did the sailor in "Dagon" eventually become addicted to?
(a) Alcohol.
(b) Cocaine.
(c) Heroin.
(d) Morphine.

5. What great stone city had once stood by the lake, in "The Doom that Came to Sarnath"?
(a) Anar.
(b) Ib.
(c) Imbor.
(d) Sarnath.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator, in "Celephais," describes Kurane as not what?

2. Who are the enemies of the people of Olathoe, in "Polaris"?

3. What is the narrator to do if the Inutos gain the upper hand in the battle, in "Polaris"?

4. What city does the narrator first dream he is in, in "Polaris"?

5. Who attacked the sailor's ship in "Dagon"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What strangers arrive in Ulthar? How are they described in "The Cats of Ulthar"?

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

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

5. What happens to Kurane in the ending of "Celephais"?

6. What do the townspeople discover in the ending of "The Cats of Ulthar"?

7. How is Celephais described? Where does Kurane decide to travel there?

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

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

10. Where does the sailor go after escaping the war ship in "Dagon"? Where does he find himself?

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