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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. How does the character react?
2. What does Charles see throughout the school?
3. One of the petitioners offers to give the Dream information on which family member?
4. Where is the character eventually cornered?
5. Odin created a micro-world that showed a miniaturized version of what?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where are Paine's earthly remains? How did he die?
2. What is the compromise Dream offers to Loki?
3. What does Charles do to avoid the specters?
4. What information does Remiel have to give to Dream?
5. What does Charles begin to notice as he looks around the campus?
6. What does Paine say when Charles asks what it is like to die?
7. What is the first thing that happens to the character? What is unusual about the activity?
8. What is offered to Dream from Shivering Jemmy?
9. Who serves the guests at dinner? What is the entertainment provided to the guests?
10. Who attends Dream's court as a representative of Faerie? Which fairies are in charge of the realm?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many characters end up in strange worlds or alternate realities, suggesting the existence of a parallel universe. What are your thoughts on a parallel universe? Do you think one can exist? Can there be more than one? If so, are certain intersections or events predestined or does free will rule over all? What do you think might be happening in your parallel universe right now?
Essay Topic 2
Politics are also referred to in the book. In several instances, a character must obey by the rules and therefore politics, even in an alternate world. This can be seen in the way Dream deals with the issue of reopening Hell or in Odin's attempts to rein in and punish Loki. Discuss the use of politics in the graphic novel. Do you think politics are an important part of the book? Explain. How else could Gaiman incorporate politics into the book? Also examine the use of politics in relationships.
Essay Topic 3
Not all lovers of literature are fans of the graphic novel. Some parents are concerned that a child will become so intrigued with fantasy that he will begin to believe in and dabble in the magic arts. Discuss the magic arts as they apply to fairy tales. What are magic arts? What might a child want to try? Is any one of the arts dangerous? How might it go against a family's structure or moral code? Have you ever dabbled in the magic arts? Explain. Which would be most commonly investigated by a curious child? What do you think would happen?
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