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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 does the cat talk to the kitten?

2. What does the separation of her kittens show the leader of the meeting?

3. In "A Dream of a Thousand Cats", where does the cat appear after the man and woman leave?

4. What bothers Madoc while raping Calliope?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the kitten's owners do the morning after the cat meeting?

2. What happens to Madoc after Calliope is released?

3. What does the woman say when she sees the kitten sleeping in the hall?

4. What does the dream lord say to the Siamese cat about what the humans accomplished?

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

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

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

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

9. What does Felix find when he gets to Madoc's house for the first time?

10. What made the Siamese cat hate her owners?

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

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book, but are found in excess in "A Midsummer Night's Dream". What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

Essay Topic 3

Magic and supernatural powers were interwoven into each of these stories. What are some major examples of this, and how did this change the feel and progression of the plots?

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