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 happens to Slater in the end of "Beyond the Wall of Sleep"?

2. What does Kurane see coming towards him on the bridge, in the ending of "Celephais"?

3. What is the name of the young boy among the travelers, in "The Cats of Ulthar"?

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

5. What does a boy messenger report seeing, surrounding the cotter's house, in "The Cats of Ulthar"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does the narrator write about Slater's behavior at the hospital, in "Beyond the Wall of Sleep"? What is notable about his dreams?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Describe the narrative style of "Polaris." What is the voice and tense of the narration? Who is the narrator of the story?

Essay Topic 3

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

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