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 item is used to transport the potion?

2. What does Mairon conjure while in hiding?

3. Who offers to tell the first story?

4. What part of Cluracan's anatomy is in danger?

5. The character went wandering through the city looking for what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What time of year is it? What are the weather conditions?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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