Dagon and Other Macabre Tales Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the sailor taken aboard as prisoner in "Dagon"?

2. What is the name of the narrator in "The White Ship"?

3. What did the sailor awake to find himself surrounded by in "Dagon"?

4. What is the name of the sailor Kurane hires, in "Celephais"?

5. In Celephais, there is no what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of "forbidden knowledge" and the motif of nature in "Dagon." How does Lovecraft support the theme with imagery?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the character of Crawford Tillinghast in "From Beyond." How does the narrator know this central character? What relationship do the narrator and Tillinghast share?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the symbolism, imagery, and religious allusion in "The Cats of Ulthar." How do the gods in this story relate to the deities of the other narratives in the collection?

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