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 is the name of the demon servant?

2. Who begins to torment Dream with an old tale?

3. Who visits the garden?

4. What is the reason for this decision? Lucifer claims that he is ____________.

5. What is another name for one's own separate place?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the messenger sent from Dream to Lucifer? Why is the messenger above being harmed by the demons?

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

3. Why does Odin go to his son? What does he promise in exchange for help?

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

5. What is the name of the abode of the Norse gods? Who is the king god?

6. Why does Dream acquiesce? Can Dream trust Lucifer?

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

8. Who visits the abode? What does the god do as a result of the visit?

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

10. Where does Dream go after arriving in Hell? What does he find?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Out of all the Endless, Death seems to play the largest part in most of the stories. Discuss the character Death. Why do you think Gaiman places so much emphasis on Death? Do you think Death is the strongest character? How do you compare Death to Dream? Which character do you think is the most important and/or the most developed? Explain.

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