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

2. What are the family portraits used for by Dream?

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

4. What feeling does the demon have toward Lucifer?

5. It is the advice of the family that none of them should ever be involved with which of the following:

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Desire do to torment Dream?

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

3. Dream calls a meeting to discuss what issue? Where is the discussion held?

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

5. What kind of meeting does Destiny call? Where is it held?

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

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

8. What happened to Dream and the woman? What was Dream's reaction to this outcome? What did he do as a result?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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?

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