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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 does the protagonist go to purchase at the pharmacy in "Blood"?

2. Who is the maitre d' in "Polka Dots and Moonbeams"?

3. What is the name of the King's daughter in "Goblin Lake"?

4. What is the name of the woman who the fisherman buys drinks for at the roadhouse in "Catch and Release"?

5. Where does the protagonist live in "Blood"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the funeral in "Weights and Measures." What does Sarah do at the funeral?

2. How were the brothers of "Fossil-Figures" described upon their birth?

3. What conversation do Calum and the dwarf have while walking in "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains"?

4. What does the fisherman do to the woman he sees at the grocery store in "Catch and Release"?

5. How does Killheffer end up shot in "Polka Dots and Moonbeams"? Where do Dex and Adeline go?

6. How is the relationship between Deel and his family described in the beginning of "The Stars are Falling"?

7. What are the last two secrets of the dwarf in "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains"? How does he leave Calum?

8. What is the setting of "Mallon The Guru"? What sign comes to Mallon upon entering the village?

9. How does the dwarf trick Calum in "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains"? Why?

10. What does the protagonist of "Blood" believe may drive his actions? How does he go about assuaging this need?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the characters and setting of "Lief in the Wind." Where is the planet Beta Andromedae located in relation to Earth?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters of Mallon and Urdang in "Mallon the Guru" and examine the story's symbolism, style and themes. What is symbolized by the screaming at the story's end?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the motif of Christmas in "Samantha's Diary", and compare and contrast the characters of Samantha and her admirer in the narrative. How does Samantha feel about her admirer?

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