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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 man think the kitten is dreaming about?

2. How do the cats feel about the meeting they are about to attend?

3. What does the leader cat learn the power of during her dream after she is separated from her kittens?

4. What kind of commercial is seen the morning after the meeting in "A Dream of Thousand Cats"?

5. What does the leader cat see in the forest?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the humans overcome the cats in the former world?

2. What are Rainie's only contacts with the outer world?

3. What happens when the cats get to the graveyard in "A Dream of a Thousand Cats"?

4. What do most of the cats think after the meeting with the Siamese cat?

5. What does Madoc accuse Calliope of doing to him, and how does she respond?

6. What has happened to most of the gods when Calliope is trapped at Madoc's house?

7. What happens to Madoc while he is at a newsstand?

8. What is Della's problem and why is she confiding in Rainie?

9. What happens to Burbage at the beginning of the play?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Diversity was a major theme in this book as many different life-styles and ranks in society were involved. How was this theme shown in this book, and why do you think the author felt it was so important?

Essay Topic 2

What role does symbolism play in these stories and where does it appear? How is the plot of the stories altered by the presence of these symbols?

Essay Topic 3

There was a lot of interesting advice given and received by and to Rainie. What are some examples of this advice, and what were the consequences of it?

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