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 following does not represent Egypt?

2. What is the surname of the family?

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

4. What are the names of the twins?

5. What part of the demon's body has been severely damaged?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Which members of the family attend the meeting?

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

4. What is discussed at the meeting?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gaiman is known for paying homage to various authors and works of literature. Choose at least four references used in the book. Write at least 250 words on each reference. Also add your opinion as to why Gaiman chose that particular author or reference.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Gaiman uses many metaphors in his writing, some of which are quite subtle. Choose at least three strong metaphors and three subtle metaphors for use in discussion. What do you think prompts Gaiman to utilize metaphors? Which are the most obvious to you? Are some metaphors and references too obscure for the general public? Explain.

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