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. In what year was the character born?

2. What is the main thing Prez gives to the people while in office?

3. The stowaway is from which country?

4. What adjective best describes Prez's presidential life?

5. Smiley warns Prez not to do what?

Short Essay Questions

1. When do things begin to go wrong for Prez? What happens?

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

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

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

5. Where did Jim go to fulfill this goal?

6. How did Prez learn about his victory?

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

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

9. The seeker tells a tale about what character? Where was the character born?

10. Describe the Sea Witch and its crew.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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