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 Smiley's nickname?

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

3. How many masts does the ship have?

4. Which character tells interesting stories to the crew?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens shortly after Prez becomes President of the United States?

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

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

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

5. Jim thinks that perhaps the stowaway might be which character in disguise?

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

7. Describe the Sea Witch and its crew.

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

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

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

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

Examine the origin of the Endless. Some say that the characters have always existed and therefore are immortal and eternal. What is your opinion on the subject? Do you think the family is actually "Endless?" Where do you think they came from? If they are eternal and immortal, how were they created?

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