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 word might be used to describe Lucifer's act against God?

2. Which of the siblings had recently forsaken his duties?

3. Who serves as Dream's messenger?

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

5. What does Lucifer do after everyone leaves?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the two most tempting offers? Who offers them to Dream?

2. What theory does Matthew espouse, trying to find the brighter side of Dream's potentially dangerous trip?

3. What does Charles do to avoid the specters?

4. Who serves the guests at dinner? What is the entertainment provided to the guests?

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

6. Who are the three boys that awake Charles? What confession do they make?

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

8. What happens when Dream attempts to speak to Nada? What is Nada's response?

9. What is Azazel's reaction to the news?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fairies are magical creatures that appear in a wide variety of art forms from literature to paintings and movies. Discuss fairies. What are some famous fairies? Do you have a favorite? How does Cluracan compare to other famous fairies? Where do fairies come from? Where do they live? What kinds of power do fairies have?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

The various tales allow for a substantial use of flashback. In fact some stories consist of little else. Discuss the use of flashback in the storytelling process. Does each character give enough information to make the story relatable? If not, why? How do you think Gaiman creates a story within a story using flashback? Do you like the use of flashbacks? Explain.

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