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 makes coffee in Chapter 1?

2. Whom does Wanda admit that she wanted to be when she grew up?

3. Who wants to leave the apartment after finding George's body but cannot do so?

4. What happens when a bird lands on Foxglove in Chapter 2?

5. What does Barbie say that she stopped doing after she split up with Ken?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens when a bird lands on Thessaly?

3. Describe the Weirdzos.

4. At the end of Chapter 2, what does Barbie need to do?

5. What does the Porpentine foreshadow in Chapter 1?

6. Describe what Thessaly tells Hazel, Barbie, Wanda and Foxglove about George.

7. What happens when Barbie and Wanda go to the subway in Chapter 1?

8. What is Foxglove's dream when a bird lands upon her?

9. What are the strange discoveries in George's apartment?

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

What is the witchcraft performed by Thessaly? How does this and other acts separate her from the other women? What kind of characterization does this result in? Describe.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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