The Sandman: A Game of You Test | Mid-Book 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. Who cuts open his or her chest and releases birds in Chapter 2?

2. What event is foreshadowed by the appearance of a character at George's door with a knife?

3. In Chapter 1, who tells the crow in another land that he does not know what is happening?

4. Who claims to be a woman in a dream in Chapter 2?

5. What does Thessaly ask Foxglove to give her in Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 3, what does George tell Thessaly about his role?

2. In Chapter 2, what does Barbie dream about that makes her worried?

3. How do Luz and Wilkinson respond to the death of Martin in Chapter 1?

4. What does Thessaly carry when she approaches George's room after burning one of his birds?

5. What horrific action does George do in Chapter 2 that unleashes negative repercussions on everyone?

6. Describe the Weirdzos.

7. Describe what the characters in the Land are concerned about in Chapter 1.

8. What does Thessaly say to the Moon?

9. Describe Hazel's actions that could lead to pregnancy in Chapter 2.

10. What do the women need to do in order to prevent the Cuckoo from succeeding, and what are their options in Chapter 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the use of make-up in the book. Barbie first paints her face as a chessboard in the opening chapter and then paints a veil on her face in the final chapter. She also writes on Wanda's tombstone with her lipstick. What does this imply about her? Is this absurdist? Is this significant? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Author Neil Gaiman constantly brings up metaphors and imagery associated with change. Give three examples of how change is portrayed and characters who unexpectedly show great confidence.

Essay Topic 3

Choose a character that inspires fear initially (Morpheus, Thessaly) but later evokes reluctant admiration and appreciation from the girls. Explain this change.

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