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. In what land is there a vast, still lake that is fed by no stream, but out of which no stream flows, in "The Doom that Came to Sarnath"?

2. Where was "The Cats of Ulthar" first published?

3. Who is on the white ship seen by the narrator, in "The White Ship"?

4. In the narrator's dream in "Polaris," he finds himself in a city between the peaks of Noton and what?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characters Musides and Kalos in "The Tree." How are they similar? How are they different? What relationship do the characters share?

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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