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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which queen is mentioned as being black?
2. Shakespeare's friend has been all but which of the following?
3. The daughter suggests adding a _____ to the piece.
4. Who does Robbie meet in the condemned building?
5. What color is the car driven by Gwen?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Create your own brand of fan fiction involving the Endless. What scenario would you develop to show the characters' strengths and weaknesses? Who would the other characters be? Would your graphic novel be one story or a series of vignettes? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
In addition to gods and powerful people, Gaiman also makes many references to animals with special powers as well as the power of speech and reason. Examine how Gaiman uses personification in regards to the animals. Some examples of animals used in the story include the interaction with Matthew, the kitten in Exiles, and the gryphon. Explain how and why Gaiman chose to employ this method. Was the method effective? Explain. What other creatures might have fit into the story the same way?
Essay Topic 3
Gaiman uses many metaphors in his writing, some of which are quite subtle. Choose at least three strong metaphors and three subtle metaphors for use in discussion. What do you think prompts Gaiman to utilize metaphors? Which are the most obvious to you? Are some metaphors and references too obscure for the general public? Explain.
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