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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. Where was "Beyond the Wall of Sleep" first published?

2. What great stone city had once stood by the lake, in "The Doom that Came to Sarnath"?

3. In Ulthar, there is a law that no man can do what?

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

5. Where was "The White Ship" first published?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What action takes place in the beginning of "Dagon"? What is the setting?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the people of Sarnath and the creatures of Ib in "The Doom that Came to Sarnath." How does the narrator compare these groups in the story?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Compare the character of Basil Elton from "The White Ship" to Kurane in "Celephais." How are these protagonists similar? How are they different?

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