Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos 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. Which of the languages is not translated into English?

2. Which of the following adjectives is not used to describe the teacher?

3. Which author spoke about the gulf between consciousness and matter?

4. In Rising with Surtsey, Phillip Haughtree writes what type of novels?

5. What was the occupation of Fischer's father?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the main characters in the story In My Boat? Who is the protagonist? Where did the characters meet?

2. What were some of the things that could serve as proof of the threshold and what lay beyond?

3. Who are Folin and Tony Alwyn? What is their relationship?

4. Who is the protagonist in The Shambler from the Stars? What is his main focus?

5. Why does the quest for Lang and Urquart seem fruitless and hopeless?

6. Why is Willie sent to Uncle Fred and Aunt Lucy's farm? What does Willie find that frightens him?

7. Who are Phillip and Julian Haughtree? What is their profession? What happens to Julian? What is the cause of Julian's issue? What happens to Julian regarding medical care?

8. After Al and Cissie sail off aboard the yacht, they disappear from the scene. What has happened to Al and Cissie?

9. What is the prequel to The Shadow from the Steeple? In The Shadow from the Steeple Fiske arrives on the scene with a specific focus. What is Fiske's focus?

10. What happens when Cousin Frank Osborne arrives? Who is the first to disappear? What is determined by Willie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Various cults are mentioned in the stories including the "nameless cults." Discuss cults as they relate to the tales. Who is involved in each cult? What is the fascination involved with studying cults? Which characters seem to be most interested in learning about cults and their rituals? What type of worship is demanded by the cult leaders? How do characters change once they become involved with a cult?

Essay Topic 2

Some authors choose to weave history throughout their stories to make them more believable. For example, in "The Salem Horror" the author, Henry Kuttner, uses the Salem Witch Trials as a background for the story involving Carson. In "The Black Stone," Robert Howard uses the history of the Huns and their invasion of Hungary as a backdrop and explanation for the enchanted monolith. Examine why authors use historical references in their stories. Do you think the references help or hinder the stories? Do you think the choices of locations help the stories? Explain. Also verify the facts used in each story.

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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