The Sandman Vol. 8: World's End Test | Mid-Book 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. Who is the one injured?

2. What appears in different ways in different worlds?

3. What is spread throughout the city connected to Mairon?

4. What does "vituperate" mean in context to the story?

5. How did the character typically travel back and forth to work?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mairon react to Cluracan's prophecy?

2. Describe the tale told by Gaheris regarding the main character. What was unusual about the character?

3. Explain the accident in which Tucker sustained minor injuries and Mooney suffered major injuries.

4. What is Mairon's political stance? How is the ruler viewed by his people?

5. Who does Brant meet when he leaves the great room to find a restroom?

6. According to the characters, what caused the unusual storm?

7. Brant falls into a deep sleep. What does Brant see when he awakes?

8. How long has it been since Cluracan visited Aurelian? What is the condition of the city when he arrives?

9. What is Charlene's condition when Brant wakes up? What does the couple do?

10. The story starts out with two people traveling. Who are the people and where are they going?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Morpheus is one of the most enigmatic and famous characters in mythology. Explain the history of Morpheus. When did the character first appear in literature? What culture seemingly created Morpheus? How has the character changed throughout history? Why do you think Gaiman chose Morpheus as a main character? What other mythological entity would you like to see portrayed in a graphic novel series?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters in "The Golden Boy." What are the main differences between Nixon and Prez? Which made the best president? What are strengths and weaknesses of each?

Essay Topic 3

One of the main themes in the book is good versus evil. List at least four examples where the author employs this specific theme. Is the battle between good and evil obvious or subtle? What characters are involved in the battle? Do you think the right person won? Does good always triumph over evil? Explain.

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