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. What unfortunate event happens along the way?

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

3. Who goes away with Mairon?

4. Robert becomes deathly afraid of which of the following?

5. What item is used to transport the potion?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. When and where was Jim born? When did she leave home?

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

5. Discuss Petrefex's explanation of proper corpse disposal.

6. Who is Petrefex? Where is Petrefex's home?

7. When do things begin to go wrong for Prez? What happens?

8. Who observed the disposal and led the burial party?

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

10. What does Cluracan learn about the current regime? How did it come to be? Who is in charge?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Some of the stories in the book are too fantastical to be believed by someone who was not there to experience it firsthand. How might you react if a person approached you with such an outrageous tale that it could only happen in myth? Would you believe the person? Would you think the person was crazy? Would you ask for proof? If so, what kind of proof would you require?

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