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. Cluracan is originally sent to upset which of the following?

2. Who else is involved in the incident?

3. The storyteller tells a tale about a man named _____.

4. Which is not amongst the group of people talking with Charlene?

5. What type of story does the person tell?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain the regime of the city and how the rulers are viewed by Cluracan.

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

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

5. Explain how Robert came to be on the mystical train and where he ended up as a final destination.

6. What is the dream had by Cluracan? Who intervenes on Cluracan's behalf?

7. Who visits in Cluracan in secret?

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

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

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

Examine the origin of the Endless. Some say that the characters have always existed and therefore are immortal and eternal. What is your opinion on the subject? Do you think the family is actually "Endless?" Where do you think they came from? If they are eternal and immortal, how were they created?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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