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. Where does Mairon go during the uproar?

2. What being takes Charlene away for treatment?

3. Who did Robert find?

4. What word best describes the character in the tale?

5. What is Cluracan's next unplanned destination?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How long does Robert stay in the city? What does he learn about its existence?

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

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

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

6. Who visits in Cluracan in secret?

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

8. Where is Cluracan from and why is he sent away?

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

10. Cluracan experiences a prophecy, albeit against his will. What is the prophecy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lucifer appears in more than one story as the fallen angel that reigns over hell. Discuss the use of Lucifer in the stories. Does Gaiman's portrayal of Lucifer match your own concept or the concept taught through religion and myth? What kind of powers does Lucifer have? What is your concept of hell in a religious or mythical context? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Politics are also referred to in the book. In Cluracan's Tale, Gaiman refers to the politics of Aurelian and Cluracan's duty to interfere in a summit. In "The Golden Boy" the author devotes an entire story to a chosen one's rise in politics. 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.

Essay Topic 3

Not all lovers of literature are fans of the graphic novel. Some parents are concerned that a child will become so intrigued with fantasy that he will begin to believe in and dabble in the magic arts. Discuss the magic arts as they apply to fairy tales. What are magic arts? What might a child want to try? Is any one of the arts dangerous? How might it go against a family's structure or moral code? Have you ever dabbled in the magic arts? Explain. Which would be most commonly investigated by a curious child? What do you think would happen?

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