The Sandman Vol. 8: World's End Test | Final 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. Despite Smiley's offers Prez staunchly refuses to do what?

2. Where was the new character born?

3. What word best describes Prez after his retirement?

4. What is the name of the mysterious character introduced to Brant?

5. The leviathan is a gatekeeper to which location?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Prez learn about his victory?

3. What is the story told by the stowaway? What characters are involved?

4. What questions does the man ask Brant? Why does the man want to know?

5. Where does the story begin? What is the main character doing at the time?

6. What happens shortly after Jim leaves the Sea Witch?

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

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

9. What happened in 1970 that changed Prez' life?

10. Jim thinks that perhaps the stowaway might be which character in disguise?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Create your own brand of fan fiction involving the Endless. What scenario would you develop to show the characters' strengths and weaknesses? Who would the other characters be? Would your graphic novel be one story or a series of vignettes? Explain.

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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