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 story flashes back to ____ days previous.

2. How does the character react?

3. Who offers Dream a collection of the dreams of dead mortals?

4. Which character becomes indebted to Dream?

5. Which character makes the pass?

Short Essay Questions

1. What action does Remiel observe that makes him angry? What does Remiel say?

2. Why do you think Nada told Dream his apology was inadequate?

3. Who serves the guests at dinner? What is the entertainment provided to the guests?

4. What happens between Choronzon and the Merkin?

5. What is the result of the proclamation?

6. Name at least two other offers presented to Dream.

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

8. What is the compromise Dream offers to Loki?

9. The story switches over to Lucifer who has left Hell for good. Where did Lucifer go?

10. What is Azazel's reaction to the news?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fear is an important theme throughout the book, particularly when unusual and unexplained things happen. Discuss fear as it is used in "Seasons of Mist." Explain how fear works into various stories and how it relates to various characters. Some examples include Rowland's fear of the three bullies at the boarding school.

Essay Topic 2

In addition to gods and powerful people, Gaiman also makes many references to animals with special powers as well as the power of speech and reason. Examine how Gaiman uses personification in regards to the animals. Some examples of animals used in the story include the interaction with Matthew, the Merkin, and Odin's ever present ravens. Explain how and why Gaiman chose to employ this method. Was the method effective? Explain. What other creatures might have fit into the story the same way?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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