The Sandman: A Game of You 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. To whom does Cuckoo introduce Barbie inside the house in Chapter 5?

2. To where do thousands of people disappear on the Isle of Thorns in Chapter 5?

3. Who is the creator of the land mentioned in Chapter 5?

4. Where does Barbie go after burying Tantoblin?

5. What does Barbie recognize the Brightly Shining Sea to be?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Barbie and Wilkinson discover when they read the scroll?

2. What do Barbie and the Cuckoo say about childhood abuse and imagination?

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

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

5. What is the boon that Morpheus offers Barbie?

6. What is the danger that approaches Barbie and Wilkinson as they read the scroll?

7. To whom does the Cuckoo introduce Barbie?

8. What does Wilkinson say that Barbie does not believe when they wake up the day after they hid from the Black Guard in the cave and read Tantoblin's scroll?

9. Who rejects Barbie at the funeral at the end of the book and why?

10. What happens that makes Barbie question whether she is dreaming, and how does she respond to this new knowledge in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "The Sandman: A Game of You," the author delves deeply into the inner worlds of his characters. Describe how the first five chapters that discuss Barbie's dream world contrast sharply with the final chapter, in which Wanda's family rejects both Wanda and Barbie's beliefs.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Consider the discussion about pregnancy and sex between Hazel and Barbie. What myths are being circulated? What are being dispelled? Explain.

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