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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. What is the name of the god the beings of Ib worship?
(a) Orlan.
(b) Ibmore.
(c) Aslan.
(d) Bokrug.

2. How did the sailor escape in "Dagon"?
(a) His crew saved him.
(b) He levitated.
(c) Lifeboat.
(d) He swam.

3. What is the name of the narrator in "The White Ship"?
(a) Kurane.
(b) Basil Elton.
(c) Iranor.
(d) Crawford Tillinghast.

4. Celephais is located beyond what hills?
(a) Tanarian hills.
(b) Athib Hills.
(c) Cerenerian Hills.
(d) Ooth Hills.

5. Where do the narrator and his companion not enter because only demons and madmen can live in that city, in "The White Ship"?
(a) Mir.
(b) Xura.
(c) Zar.
(d) Thalarian.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color kitten does the boy traveler have, in "The Cats of Ulthar"?

2. What is the narrator's occupation in "The White Ship"?

3. Where did the bravest warriors go to meet their enemies for battle in Olathoe, in the story "Polaris"?

4. Celephais is located in the valley of what?

5. How many days did the sailor shelter himself on his stranded boat before venturing out, in "Dagon"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When does Joe Slater come to the hospital in "Beyond the Wall of Sleep"? How is Slater described?

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

4. What does the narrator write about Slater's behavior at the hospital, in "Beyond the Wall of Sleep"? What is notable about his dreams?

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

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

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

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

9. What happens to Sarnath after the slaying of the creatures of Ib? For how many years does the city prosper?

10. Describe the protagonist of "Celephais." Where does he live?

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