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 kind of injuries were suffered by Brant?

2. What adjective best describes the beautiful woman?

3. Who intercedes on Cluracan's behalf?

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

5. Who goes away with Mairon?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Charlene's condition when Brant wakes up? What does the couple do?

4. Why did Mistress Veltis flee from Litharge? What happened next?

5. Who is found aboard the ship? What is the crew's reaction?

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

7. After the two stories were finished, Hermas told a lengthy and complex tale. What was Hermas' story about?

8. What was the other love of Prez's life outside politics?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create your own brand of fan fiction involving the Endless. What scenario would you develop to show the characters' strengths and weaknesses? Who would the other characters be? Would your graphic novel be one story or a series of vignettes? Explain.

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

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?

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