Dagon and Other Macabre Tales Test | Final 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. Who wrote the opening quote, in the short story "Hypnos"?

2. Who summoned the two sculptors in "The Tree" to build statues for him?

3. When was "The Other Gods" first published?

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

5. In "The Other Gods," the gods left a graven image on the face of the mountain which they called what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the dean in "Herbert West-Reanimator"? Where is he placed after capture?

2. What is the objective of Barzai, in "The Other Gods"?

3. What does Altberg do with the British soldiers, in "The Temple"? What happens after they resurface?

4. Who is Crawford Tillinghast? What is his obsession?

5. Describe the journey of Iranon to Oonai in "The Quest of Iranon." How long does it take?

6. What happens in the ending of "Hypnos"? What does the narrator discover?

7. What theory does Herbert West develop in college? What does this lead to?

8. What happens when the narrator goes to visit Tillinghast in "From Beyond"?

9. What interest bonds the two characters in "Hypnos"? How do they pursue this interest?

10. Where does "The Other Gods" take place? Where have this setting and some characters been seen previously?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the protagonists in "Dagon" and "Polaris." How are these characters similar? How do their actions relate?

Essay Topic 3

Compare the boy from "The Cats of Ulthar" to Atal in "The Other Gods." How has the character changed and developed between the two stories?

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