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 was the girl when she ran away from home?

2. What is the cause of death for Prez.

3. How many masts does the ship have?

4. What does Smiley offer to Prez?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lucifer appears in more than one story as the fallen angel that reigns over hell. Discuss the use of Lucifer in the stories. Does Gaiman's portrayal of Lucifer match your own concept or the concept taught through religion and myth? What kind of powers does Lucifer have? What is your concept of hell in a religious or mythical context? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Morpheus is one of the most enigmatic and famous characters in mythology. Explain the history of Morpheus. When did the character first appear in literature? What culture seemingly created Morpheus? How has the character changed throughout history? Why do you think Gaiman chose Morpheus as a main character? What other mythological entity would you like to see portrayed in a graphic novel series?

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