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. Why does the kitten say she will not be able to attend the big meeting?

2. What color is the kitten in "A Dream of a Thousand Cats"?

3. How does the cat talk to the kitten?

4. What does Madoc say to himself while raping Calliope?

5. How many cats does the leader cat thinks she needs to change the world?

Short Essay Questions

1. What makes the terrible dreams so bad for Rainie?

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

3. What does Rainie have to do before meeting with Della for lunch?

4. What does the Siamese cat see when she looks into the dream lord's eyes?

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

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

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

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

9. In "A Midsummer Night's Dream", why does the Sandman tell the fairies that he has asked Shakespeare to write these plays?

10. What is Rainie's power, and what is the main weakness in it?

Essay 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

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

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?

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