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. How long did Robert wander through the strange place before finding a person to whom he could talk?

2. How long has it been since the last time the character went to the city?

3. Which of the following best describes Robert after his train experience?

4. What appears in different ways in different worlds?

5. Where does Brant go in the beginning of this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the general atmosphere regarding the citizens of Aurelian? What is the tone of the city?

4. Who volunteers to tell the next tale? What is unusual about the character?

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

6. What does Brant learn about the inn? What does he learn about the storm?

7. What do the stranded travelers do while the storm rages outside?

8. What does Tucker do when he discovers that Charlene is injured? Where do they go?

9. Who visits in Cluracan in secret?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare "World's End" with one or more of Gaiman's other books in the series. Which is, in your opinion, the best? Explain. Which did you like the least? Explain. What future scenarios might you want to see in upcoming books? Which characters would you like to see portrayed? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Write a detailed character description for each Endless character that appears in the book. Choose your favorite and explain why you prefer that specific character.

Essay Topic 3

The various tales allow for a substantial use of flashback. In fact some stories consist of little else. Discuss the use of flashback in the storytelling process. Does each character give enough information to make the story easy to relate to? Why or why not? How do you think Gaiman creates a story within a story using flashbacks? Do you like the use of flashbacks? Explain.

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