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 visits Cluracan in secret?

2. Robert and the beautiful woman decided that they were caught in the dreaming city's _______.

3. Where is the couple going to as a final destination?

4. What element makes it impossible for fairies to escape?

5. When Brant sees Charlene talking to the strange animals, he thinks that he might be doing what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Gaiman is known for paying homage to various authors and works of literature. Choose at least four references used in the book. Write at least 250 words on each reference. Also add your opinion as to why Gaiman chose that particular author or reference.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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