The Sandman Test | Mid-Book 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 does the leader cat see in the forest?

2. What is the most satisfying prey for cats in the former world?

3. What is shown in the piece of art near the cat leading the meeting?

4. What did Erasmus use to catch 'her'?

5. What does the kitten say to the leader cat before leaving the meeting?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Madoc do to express all the ideas that came to him?

2. What happens to Madoc after Calliope is released?

3. What does the kitten's friend do before taking her home after the meeting in the graveyard?

4. What does the Siamese cat see when she gets to the cave in her dream?

5. In "A Dream of a Thousand Cats", what do the kitten and the cat talk about after the owners leave the house for the night?

6. What does the Siamese cat choose to do with her life after waking from her dream?

7. What does Madoc tell Felix to do when he is caring for him after his breakdown?

8. What does the man think the kitten is dreaming about, and what is ironic about this statement?

9. How did Erasmus Fry die?

10. Why does Madoc tell Oneiros he can't release Calliope, and how does Oneiros respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The characters in these stories all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affected the characters around them.

Essay Topic 2

Fear is a common theme in this book that is presented a number of times by a number of characters, especially Calliope, Rainie, and Hamnet. What are some of these instances, and how does fear affect the characters in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Honor was something that many of the main characters were striving for in this book. Who was most affected by this pursuit, and how did it change the feeling of the stories?

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