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 month does "Calliope" start in?

2. What is Richard Madoc's occupation?

3. What are the human owners doing the morning after the meeting?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What do Calliope and Oneiros talk about when they are together again?

3. What happens as the kitten is leaving the graveyard?

4. What does Calliope say when Erasmus gives her to Madoc, and how does he respond?

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

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

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

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

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

10. Why does Calliope not want to ask Oneiros for help?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sacrifice was a theme that was very prevalent in this book, especially in the case of the Siamese cat and Shakespeare. Who were the characters most affected by this theme, and how did they allow sacrifice to change their lives?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Foolishness was a very common folly highlighted in this collection of stories through the misdeeds of Madoc, Puck, and Rainie. What are some of the main examples of this, and what message was being sent through this blatant foolishness?

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