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 character's occupation?

2. Who does Dream hope to rescue from Hell?

3. Who visits the garden?

4. What feeling does the demon have toward Lucifer?

5. Duma is also known as the Angel of ______.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Odin want to gain the power?

2. Whose child does Dream visit? What is the mother's opinion of Dream?

3. What is discussed at the meeting?

4. What is the message given to Destiny by the ladies?

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

6. What happens when Dream returns to Dreaming?

7. What is upsetting for Lucifer? What is his thought on the matter?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the origin of the Endless. Some say that the characters have always existed and therefore are immortal and eternal. What is your opinion on the subject? Do you think the family is actually "Endless?" Where do you think they came from? If they are eternal and immortal, how were they created?

Essay Topic 3

Lucifer appears in more than one story as the fallen angel that reigns over Hell. Discuss the use of Lucifer in the stories. Does Gaiman's portrayal of Lucifer match your own concept or the concept taught through religion and myth? What kind of powers does Lucifer have? What is your concept of hell in a religious or mythical context? Explain.

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