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. How old is the character?

2. Brant becomes lost in a series of:

3. The character believes that it is what year?

4. What is the name of the ship that crashes onto the rocks?

5. The Sea Witch is illustrated as what type of ship?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where did Jim go to fulfill this goal?

3. How did Prez learn about his victory?

4. What happens after Brant leaves his room? Who does he meet?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics are also referred to in the book. In Cluracan's Tale, Gaiman refers to the politics of Aurelian and Cluracan's duty to interfere in a summit. In "The Golden Boy" the author devotes an entire story to a chosen one's rise in politics. Discuss the use of politics in the graphic novel. Do you think politics are an important part of the book? Explain. How else could Gaiman incorporate politics into the book? Also examine the use of politics in relationships.

Essay Topic 3

Gaiman uses many metaphors in his writing, some of which are quite subtle. Choose at least three strong metaphors and three subtle metaphors for use in discussion. What do you think prompts Gaiman to utilize metaphors? Which are the most obvious to you? Are some metaphors and references too obscure for the general public? Explain.

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