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

2. What breaks out in the town, giving West a large number of cadavers, in "Herbert West-Reanimator"?

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

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

5. Ulthar lies beyond what river, in "The Other Gods"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What happens to make the characters in "Hypnos" desire to stay awake?

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

8. How does Tillinghast define the "blobs" once the machine is on, in "From Beyond"?

9. Who is the central character in "The Temple"? What is the narrative style of the work?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Compare and contrast the characters of Iranon and Romnod in "The Quest of Iranon." Who is the protagonist of the story? What relationship do the characters share?

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