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 does Barbie meet in the Land in Chapter 2?

2. Where does the Cuckoo reside, according to George?

3. What does the woman who might be pregnant fear about pregnancy tests?

4. Who tells the group in Chapter 1 that the princess has not forgotten their plight?

5. What is Thessaly missing from George's face that she needs in order to talk to him in Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Weirdzos.

2. Describe Wanda's procurement of coffee for Barbie in Chapter 1.

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

4. What does the Porpentine foreshadow in Chapter 1?

5. What does Thessaly say to the Moon?

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

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

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

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

10. What does Thessaly do in order to talk to George?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief portrait study of Wanda. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her through life? How does she change from the beginning of the book to the middle to the end?

Essay Topic 2

Consider the use of the name "Cuckoo." What does this signify? Is it appropriate? In the story, what descriptions and connections are made about the word "cuckoo" and how do they relate to the character? How does your understanding of the name Cuckoo change when it becomes apparent that the Cuckoo is Barbie as a child? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Foreshadowing is used heavily in "The Sandman: A Game of You." Find three instances and explain how foreshadowing is used to show events that will come.

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