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 word is used to describe the animal that leaped out in front of the car?

2. What item is used to transport the potion?

3. How long has it been since the last time the character went to the city?

4. What is spread throughout the city connected to Mairon?

5. What is Innocent's title?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Who visits in Cluracan in secret?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the origin of the Endless. Some say that the characters have always existed and therefore are immortal and eternal. What is your opinion on the subject? Do you think the family is actually "Endless?" Where do you think they came from? If they are eternal and immortal, how were they created?

Essay Topic 2

There are many references to the dead or undead throughout the book. Why do you think that is the case? Do you think it has to do with the nature of the characters, the story, or as a vehicle to introduce and utilize the Endless? Do you think the use of the undead is effective? How do living characters interact with those that have died? How would you feel if you met the undead in a local restaurant or inn?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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