The Sandman: Season of Mists 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. What feeling does the demon have toward Lucifer?

2. Who does not accompany the demons from Hell?

3. To what order does Shivering Jemmy belong?

4. Who has been sentenced to be imprisoned in an underground cavern?

5. Odin is visited by two creatures that work as his eyes and ears on earth. What kind of creatures are they?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the explanation Dream gives to Matthew about Lucifer?

2. What kind of meeting does Destiny call? Where is it held?

3. Which members of the family attend the meeting?

4. Why does Odin want to gain the power?

5. What are Lucifer's plans once he leaves Hell?

6. Describe the opening scene. Which character is present? What is the setting? What does it mean?

7. What happened to Dream and the woman? What was Dream's reaction to this outcome? What did he do as a result?

8. What is upsetting for Lucifer? What is his thought on the matter?

9. What is discussed at the meeting?

10. Who does Dream go to for advice about the key? Does Dream receive good advice?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As with many fictional fantasy stories there are little if any difference between myths, fables, fairy tales and religious parables. Compare and contrast these types of stories. In Gaiman's case there are many references to myth. Research and find an ancient myth of your choice. Convert the myth into a modern day fairy tale. What are the biggest changes that will need to be made? Which are the easiest? Which are the most difficult? How did the story change?

Essay Topic 2

Not all lovers of literature are fans of the graphic novel. Some parents are concerned that a child will become so intrigued with fantasy that he will begin to believe in and dabble in the magic arts. Discuss the magic arts as they apply to fairy tales. What are magic arts? What might a child want to try? Is any one of the arts dangerous? How might it go against a family's structure or moral code? Have you ever dabbled in the magic arts? Explain. Which would be most commonly investigated by a curious child? What do you think would happen?

Essay Topic 3

Create your own brand of fan fiction involving the Endless. What scenario would you develop to show the characters' strengths and weaknesses? Who would the other characters be? Would your graphic novel be one story or a series of vignettes? Explain.

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