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. Which is not amongst the group of people talking with Charlene?

2. Where is Cluracan put after he crosses paths with Mairon?

3. Cluracan is suddenly struck by which of the following?

4. What rapidly attacks Mairon after his untimely death?

5. What was the main oppression of the people of Aurelian?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Brant learn about the inn? What does he learn about the storm?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Fear is an important theme throughout the book, particularly when unusual and unexplained things happen. Discuss fear as it is used in "World's End." Explain how fear works into various stories and how it relates to various characters. Some examples include the people's fear of Mairon and Mistress Veltis' fear of punishment for breaking the flask.

Essay Topic 3

Politics are also referred to in the book. In Cluracan's Tale, Gaiman refers to the politics of Aurelian and Cluracan's duty to interfere in a summit. In "The Golden Boy" the author devotes an entire story to a chosen one's rise in politics. Discuss the use of politics in the graphic novel. Do you think politics are an important part of the book? Explain. How else could Gaiman incorporate politics into the book? Also examine the use of politics in relationships.

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