Dagon and Other Macabre Tales Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator in, "Hypnos," writes of the stranger, "this man was a faun's statue out of antique ____..."

2. Lovecraft writes in "The Other Gods," "But now they have betaken themselves to unknown ____ in the cold waste where no man treads."

3. What were both sculptors in "The Tree" summoned to create a sculpture of?

4. Where was "The Other Gods" first published?

5. What does the narrator do to the machine, in "From Beyond"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the setting and protagonist of "The Temple." How does the motif of war support the story's themes? How is Karl Heinrich von Altberg-Ehrenstein described?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the setting of "The Cats of Ulthar" and "The Other Gods." How is the city of Ulthar described in each of these stories?

Essay Topic 3

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

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