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

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

3. What kind of injuries were suffered by Brant?

4. Who intercedes on Cluracan's behalf?

5. What is the name of the place the injured one is taken?

Short Essay Questions

1. What precipitates the great storm that plagues the ship?

2. Discuss the character's youth and how his actions affected his future.

3. Why did Petrefex refuse Hermas' offer to tell a story?

4. Cluracan experiences a prophecy, albeit against his will. What is the prophecy?

5. What happens after Prez dies? Who makes demands on Prez?

6. Explain how Robert came to be on the mystical train and where he ended up as a final destination.

7. What great realization is made by Brant at the end of the story?

8. What was Prez's response? What was Prez's goal?

9. Describe the tale told by Gaheris regarding the main character. What was unusual about the character?

10. Describe the Sea Witch and its crew.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characters in "The Golden Boy." What are the main differences between Nixon and Prez? Which made the best president? What are strengths and weaknesses of each?

Essay Topic 2

Lucifer appears in more than one story as the fallen angel that reigns over hell. Discuss the use of Lucifer in the stories. Does Gaiman's portrayal of Lucifer match your own concept or the concept taught through religion and myth? What kind of powers does Lucifer have? What is your concept of hell in a religious or mythical context? Explain.

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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