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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 did the old cotter like to do, in "The Cats of Ulthar"?

2. How did the sailor escape in "Dagon"?

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

4. Where does Kurane live in the beginning of "Celephais"?

5. What did the sailor in "Dagon" eventually become addicted to?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is the monolith in "Dagon"? What does the sailor find there?

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

3. What does the olive tree do in the ending of "The Tree"?

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

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

6. What is the subject of "Supernatural Horror in Literature"? What does Lovecraft write of fear in this work?

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

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

9. Describe the beginning of "Hypnos." Where is the narrator when he meets a stranger?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the setting and central characters in "Dagon." Who is the protagonist? What actions does he take in the story?

Essay Topic 2

What happens to Kurane at the end of "Celephais"? How can this ending be interpreted in different ways?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the recurring theme of "ancient deities" in "The Doom that Came to Sarnath." How does the theme in this story relate to the theme in "The Cats of Ulthar"?

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