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 nickname does the character have for his guests?

2. What form does the demon take?

3. Huginn and Muninn are also referred to as ____________.

4. If someone does hurt the messenger, punishment will come back on that person ____ times over.

5. What is the last name of the family?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Desire do to torment Dream?

2. What other representatives are present in Dream's court?

3. Who visits Destiny in the garden? What is the purpose of the visit?

4. Dream calls a meeting to discuss what issue? Where is the discussion held?

5. What happens when Dream returns to Dreaming?

6. What is the setting for the beginning of Episode 4? Who is the main character?

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

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

9. What happens between Choronzon and the Merkin?

10. What occurs while the guests are waiting in the great hall for Dream's decision?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In addition to gods and powerful people, Gaiman also makes many references to animals with special powers as well as the power of speech and reason. Examine how Gaiman uses personification in regards to the animals. Some examples of animals used in the story include the interaction with Matthew, the Merkin, and Odin's ever present ravens. Explain how and why Gaiman chose to employ this method. Was the method effective? Explain. What other creatures might have fit into the story the same way?

Essay Topic 2

One of the main themes in the book is good versus evil. List at least four examples where the author employs this specific theme. Is the battle between good and evil obvious or subtle? What characters are involved in the battle? Do you think the right person won? Does good always triumph over evil? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Write a detailed character description for each Endless character that appears in the book. Choose your favorite and why you prefer that specific character.

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