The Sandman: Season of Mists Test | Final 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. The character is turned into which of the following?

2. Who is scolded by Remiel?

3. Who performs a magic show during dinner?

4. What is the name of the head of the demons?

5. During what time of year does the story take place?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Paine say when Charles asks what it is like to die?

2. What is the announcement made to the people waiting in the great hall?

3. What information does Remiel have to give to Dream?

4. What is the setting for the beginning of Episode 4? Who is the main character?

5. What is the result of the proclamation?

6. What story is told regarding Hell? What proposition do the fairies make to Dream?

7. What argument and gift are presented to Dream from Odin?

8. What is Loki's reaction when Thor attempts to return him to his prison?

9. Who attends Dream's court as a representative of Faerie? Which fairies are in charge of the realm?

10. What does Charles begin to notice as he looks around the campus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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