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. Which of the gods is known for being a "trickster?"

2. What is the last name of the family?

3. Who leaves before Dream continues his talk with Matthew?

4. Since she left Dreaming, the woman lives in which place?

5. What is the name of the person visited by Dream?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who meets with Lucien in the library? What does Lucien say about the room?

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

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

5. What bargaining chip does Azazel intend to use to strike a deal with Dream?

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

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

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

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

10. What request does Lucifer make when Dream summons him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare "Seasons of Mist" with one or more of Gaiman's other books in the series. Which is, in your opinion, the best? Explain. Which did you like the least? Explain. What future scenarios might you want to see in upcoming books? Which characters would you like to see portrayed more often? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Some of the stories in the book are too fantastic to be believed by someone who was not there to experience it firsthand. How might you react if a person approached you with such an outrageous tale that it could only happen in myth? Would you believe the person? Would you think the person was crazy? Would you ask for proof? If so, what kind of proof would you require?

Essay Topic 3

There are references to the dead or undead throughout the book. Why do you think that is the case? Do you think it has to do with the nature of the characters, the story, or as a vehicle to introduce and utilize the Endless? Do you think the use of the undead is effective? How do living characters interact with those that have died? How would you feel if you met the undead in a public venue?

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