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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 kind of fruit does Mervyn have for a head?

2. Where do the detectives tell Lyta they found a body?

3. What does the man promise will eat him if he breaks his promise?

4. What wakes Carla up in the middle of the night?

5. What is the name of Abel's pet gargolye?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the Three Fates?

2. How does Magda's version of Sleeping Beauty differ from the full version?

3. Who is Nuala?

4. What is Lyta's history?

5. How does Morpheus react to Cluracan's request to release his sister?

6. How did Odin hold Loki captive?

7. How does Lord Morpheus change the man's dream?

8. Describe Rose's dream.

9. Why does Raven say Noah had more luck with the doves?

10. What does Puck say about Daniel?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What relationship do the human characters have with Dreaming? What relationship do the Dreaming characters have with Earth? How does Gaiman make the relationship between Dreaming and Earth believable?

Essay Topic 2

How does Gaiman represent Death? What does this representation say about the way Gaiman views the world? In what way is Gaiman's representation of Death different from normal representations? Is Gaiman's representation of Death entirely unique?

Essay Topic 3

How does Gaiman use the character of Lucifer in the story? How is it different to Lucifer's usual role in fiction? How does Gaiman stay true to Lucifer's character in spite of the fact he is using him in an unconventional way?

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