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. Who does Dream hope to rescue from Hell?

2. What two things will allegedly clash and fray?

3. According to Dream, it would be improper to do which of the following:

4. Who did Dream have a confrontation with on his last visit?

5. If someone does hurt the messenger, punishment will come back on that person ____ times over.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who does Dream go to for advice about the key? Does Dream receive good advice?

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

5. What does Desire do to torment Dream?

6. What does Dream find when he arrives in Hell?

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

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

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

10. What is discussed at the meeting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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