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. Where is the character Iranon from, in "The Quest of Iranon"?

2. Who is the friend of the narrator in "From Beyond"?

3. Where is the olive grove described in "The Tree"?

4. Where does the narrator meet the stranger, in "Hypnos"?

5. In what do the gods travel, in "The Other Gods"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the olive tree do in the ending of "The Tree"?

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

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

5. What does Herbert West do in Boston? What are the effects of his experiments there?

6. Where does Iranon go after leaving Oonai, in "The Quest of Iranon"? How does the story end?

7. Describe Herbert West in "Herbert West-Reanimator." Where does he meet the narrator?

8. How are Musides and Kalos similar? How are they different?

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

10. What happens to Altberg's crew after the ivory figurine is brought aboard the craft?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe H.P. Lovecraft's "dream vision" narratives. What stories in the collection are told in this style? What effect does it have on the reader?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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

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