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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What name is inscribed in the book?
2. In the first scene, who is present with the ship master?
3. How did Li's son die?
4. What Shakespearean play is referenced?
5. Robbie's ancestor may have been all but which of the following?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The various tales allow for a substantial use of flashback. In fact some stories consist of little else. Discuss the use of flashback in the storytelling process. Does each character give enough information to make the story relatable? If not, why? How do you think Gaiman creates a story within a story using flashback? Do you like the use of flashbacks? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Many characters end up in strange worlds or alternate realities, suggesting the existence of a parallel universe. What are your thoughts on a parallel universe? Do you think one can exist? Can there be more than one? If so, are certain intersections or events predestined or does free will rule over all? What do you think might be happening in your parallel universe right now?
Essay Topic 3
Compare "The Wake" with one or more of Gaiman's other books in the series. Which is, in your opinion, the best? Explain. Which did you like the least? Explain. What future scenarios might you want to see in upcoming books? Which characters would you like to see portrayed (more often)? Why?
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