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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 major natural disaster strikes?

2. What word is used to describe Carnby's eyes?

3. The vile extraterrestrial was rumored to be afraid of which of the following?

4. The black stone reminds the narrator of a similar stone found in which remote region?

5. Which district of the city receives the most damage?

Short Essay Questions

1. Tregardis approaches the dwarfish proprietor with the hopes of receiving an explanation and/or history about the stone. What does the proprietor say?

2. The narrator found mention of the Black Stone in Von Junzt's work. What did Von Junzt write about the obelisk?

3. The opening quote in the story is written by Justin Geoffrey. Who is Justin Geoffrey and how does he relate to the story?

4. How does Chalmers explain the existence of the Fourth Dimension to Frank?

5. What happens to Paul Tregardis when he stares into the crystal?

6. Discuss the contents of the documents found by Thurston. Describe the strange reaction people have had by coming in contact with the statue.

7. What happens to Henry Wells in the woods?

8. What happened when the Great Old Ones were resurrected? Who was involved in the incident that followed?

9. Von Junzt's reference to Dostmann leads the narrator in which direction?

10. Frank watches as Chalmers goes into a trance-like state. Chalmers reveals to Frank everything he sees in the Fourth Dimension. What are some of the things Chalmers sees?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In several stories inanimate objects are linked to some force of evil. Examples of the inanimate objects include the Black Stone in "The Black Stone," the Shining Trapezohedron in "The Haunter of the Dark" and "The Shadow from the Steeple," and the statuette in "The Call of Cthulhu." Discuss the possibility of evil being linked to an inanimate object. Is it possible? Is the item enchanted? How could it happen? Are any of the items able to be destroyed? Explain. How does each item affect the characters in the stories? How do the characters change once they come into contact with the objects? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Several of the stories mention ancient and/or forbidden texts, such as the infamous Necronomicon. Which other texts are mentioned? Which is the most referenced? Which is the most powerful? Does the text actually exist? If so, is the text available to the public? Why do the characters feel compelled to locate the texts? The characters often find the need to translate the texts. In which languages were the texts written? How can one be sure that the text is genuine? How can one be sure that the translation is correct? What might happen if a translation is incorrect? Also discuss the purpose and use of the texts in various stories.

Essay Topic 3

There are several places in the text that make reference to curses. Even skeptics and scientists who did not believe in curses came to believe after a series of accidents happened at a particular location. Examine the reality of curses. Do you think curses are real? What could convince someone to believe in curses? Examine other possible explanations for the events that happened. Choose at least three stories to examine from a scientific point of view.

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