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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 is Mairon's uncle?
2. Who goes away with Mairon?
3. Cluracan is suddenly struck by which of the following?
4. The character discovered that he was actually in _________.
5. What word is used to describe the animal that leaped out in front of the car?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Mairon's political stance? How is the ruler viewed by his people?
2. How long has it been since Cluracan visited Aurelian? What is the condition of the city when he arrives?
3. What is the dream had by Cluracan? Who intervenes on Cluracan's behalf?
4. Who volunteers to tell the next tale? What is unusual about the character?
5. According to the characters, what caused the unusual storm?
6. Cluracan experiences a prophecy, albeit against his will. What is the prophecy?
7. How does Mairon react to Cluracan's prophecy?
8. Brant falls into a deep sleep. What does Brant see when he awakes?
9. Describe the tale told by Gaheris regarding the main character. What was unusual about the character?
10. Who visits in Cluracan in secret?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
As with many fictional fantasy stories there are little if any difference between myths, fables, fairy tales, and religious parables. Compare and contrast these types of stories. In Gaiman's case, there are many references to myth. Research and find an ancient myth of your choice. Convert the myth into a modern day fairy tale. What are the biggest changes that will need to be made? Which are the easiest? Which are the most difficult? How did the story change?
Essay Topic 2
Fairies are magical creatures that appear in a wide variety of art forms from literature to paintings and movies. Discuss fairies. What are some famous fairies? Do you have a favorite? How does Cluracan compare to other famous fairies? Where do fairies come from? Where do they live? What kinds of powers do fairies have?
Essay Topic 3
Gaiman is known for paying homage to various authors and works of literature. Choose at least four references used in the book. Write at least 250 words on each reference. Also add your opinion as to why Gaiman chose that particular author or reference.
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