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 else is involved in the incident?

2. Which of the following best describes Robert after his train experience?

3. Who goes away with Mairon?

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

5. Who visits Cluracan in secret?

Short Essay Questions

1. The story starts out with two people traveling. Who are the people and where are they going?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Many characters end up in strange worlds or alternate realities, suggesting the existence of a parallel universe. What are your thoughts on a parallel universe? Do you think one can exist? Can there be more than one? If so, are certain intersections or events predestined or does free will rule over all? What do you think might be happening in your parallel universe right now?

Essay Topic 3

The various tales allow for a substantial use of flashback. In fact some stories consist of little else. Discuss the use of flashback in the storytelling process. Does each character give enough information to make the story easy to relate to? Why or why not? How do you think Gaiman creates a story within a story using flashbacks? Do you like the use of flashbacks? Explain.

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