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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. The person quizzes Brant about which of the following topics?
2. The stowaway's stories suggest that women are:
3. In what year was Prez elected to the presidency?
4. Which author wrote the famous work?
5. Where was the character born?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the Sea Witch and its crew.
2. Jim thinks that perhaps the stowaway might be which character in disguise?
3. What was Prez's response? What was Prez's goal?
4. When does the owner of the ship appear in the story? What is the captain's reaction?
5. Where did Jim go to fulfill this goal?
6. Why does Jim decide to keep silent about the storm of fish?
7. Where does the story begin? What is the main character doing at the time?
8. When do things begin to go wrong for Prez? What happens?
9. What happens shortly after Prez becomes President of the United States?
10. When and where was Jim born? When did she leave home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the main themes in the book is good versus evil. List at least four examples where the author employs this specific theme. Is the battle between good and evil obvious or subtle? What characters are involved in the battle? Do you think the right person won? Does good always triumph over evil? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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