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

2. The stranger tells Brant the history of this new character, beginning with his birth in what year?

3. The ship is caught in a storm of:

4. Which author wrote the famous work?

5. Where was the new character born?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the character's youth and how his actions affected his future.

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

3. Describe the Sea Witch and its crew.

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

5. How did Prez learn about his victory?

6. What is the name of the character telling the tale of Hob's Leviathan? What is the time period?

7. When and where was Jim born? When did she leave home?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characters in "The Golden Boy." What are the main differences between Nixon and Prez? Which made the best president? What are strengths and weaknesses of each?

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

Compare "World's End" with one or more of Gaiman's other books in the series. Which is, in your opinion, the best? Explain. Which did you like the least? Explain. What future scenarios might you want to see in upcoming books? Which characters would you like to see portrayed? Why?

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