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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 narrator in "The White Ship"?
(a) Kurane.
(b) Iranor.
(c) Crawford Tillinghast.
(d) Basil Elton.

2. What was the sailor taken aboard as prisoner in "Dagon"?
(a) A U.F.O.
(b) An American warship.
(c) A pirate ship.
(d) A submarine.

3. What is referred to as the land of pleasures unattained, in "The White Ship"?
(a) Xura.
(b) Sona-Nyl.
(c) Cathuria.
(d) Thalarian.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the demon hiding which the being goes to destroy, in "Beyond the Wall of Sleep"?

2. The narrator in "Beyond the Wall of Sleep" believes the human mind is sometimes able to visit where in sleep?

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

4. What does the sailor in "Dagon" find on the monolith on the island?

5. What were on the sides of the vehicles of the travelers, in "The Cats of Ulthar"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How is the land of Zar described in "The White Ship"? How is Thalarian described?

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

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

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