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. "Call me Jim" refers to the opening of what great novel?

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

3. What is the cause of death for Prez.

4. Who intervenes before anything can happen between Smiley and Prez?

5. Which was not one of the ships used by the girl?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Prez learn about his victory?

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

3. Why does Jim decide to keep silent about the storm of fish?

4. Who is found aboard the ship? What is the crew's reaction?

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

6. When does the owner of the ship appear in the story? What is the captain's reaction?

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

8. What was the other love of Prez's life outside politics?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In World's End, the group of travelers has gathered to tell stories while the reality storm passes. Give an overview of the group, where each came from, and why s/he ended up at World's End. Also include non-travelers, such as the inn's proprietor. Do you think it was fate that brought the group together? How do you think the experience changed the characters? Were the changes for good or bad? How did the group part ways. Was the experience real? Do you think the characters will meet up again in a future book?

Essay Topic 2

Gaiman is known for paying homage to various authors and works of literature. Choose at least four references used in the book. Write at least 250 words on each reference. Also add your opinion as to why Gaiman chose that particular author or reference.

Essay Topic 3

Write a detailed character description for each Endless character that appears in the book. Choose your favorite and explain why you prefer that specific character.

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