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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 is hungry, cold and miserable in Chapter 1?

2. Who does not know how to help Barbie on her journey in Chapter 2?

3. To whom does George tell Thessaly that he sent the birds to haunt and give bad dreams?

4. Who dreams about beautiful dresses in Chapter 2?

5. Who only has soy milk instead of cream?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Morpheus do to liberate Barbie and what is revealed about him in Chapter 5?

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

3. What does Barbie want to do with Tantoblin's body?

4. What does Thessaly say to the Moon?

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

6. What does Thessaly tell Hazel and Foxglove about cuckoo birds?

7. What does Barbie remember about her journey with Martin in Chapter 4?

8. What does the beggar woman observe in Chapter 3?

9. What does Barbie do at the tombstone at the end of the book?

10. What do Nuala and Morpheus talk about in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Consider the point of view presented in the book. Initially, the story line stays close to Barbie and her friends and then focuses in primarily on Barbie's adventures. However, by the end of the book, the focus shifts to Wanda and Barbie's understanding of Wanda despite the judgment offered by Wanda's family. How does this change from the smaller focus of two intimate friends to that of family and society at large give a different perspective on the story as a whole? Describe.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters of Barbie and Cuckoo. What is their relationship to each other? How are they similar? How are they different? Examine this in light of identity.

Essay Topic 3

"The Sandman: A Game of You" has numerous themes ranging from gender and sexuality to identity and religion. Pick one theme and describe it at length, mentioning its effect on all the principal and secondary characters.

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