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 say to the kitten when the meeting is over?

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

3. What do the owners of the leader of the cat meeting call her kittens?

4. What does the kitten's friend hunt before taking the kitten home?

5. What was Calliope doing when she was captured?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the bird in the Siamese cat's dream tell her when the dream begins?

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

3. What made the Siamese cat hate her owners?

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

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

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

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

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

9. Why does Erasmus Fry decide to give Calliope to Madoc?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Friendship is a strong theme throughout the book but appeared most especially in Calliope. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the book, and what causes these changes?

Essay Topic 2

Many different characters in this book were persuaded to do things that they would not have done of their own accord. What are some of these instances, and how did persuasion affect the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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