Reaper Man 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 a small child tell Bill Door he looks like just after moving to Discworld?

2. What is the name of Death's horse?

3. What is the name of the medium's daughter that is a werewolf?

4. Which of the following items do Windle Poons' friends not do against him to try and make him die again?

5. What does Bill Door think Miss Flitworth's parlor reminds him of?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the wizards bury Windle Poons at a crossroad?

2. How is Windle Poons' death described in the book?

3. How are the wizards almost injured by a chandelier in the book?

4. How do the wizards try to attack Windle Poons after he comes back from the dead?

5. What happens when Windle Poons realizes Schleppel followed him home after the Fresh Start Club meeting?

6. How does the narrator describe how the persona of Death was created?

7. How is Windle Poons' first suicide attempt described?

8. What does Bill Door do to Miss Flitworth's clock while visiting with her?

9. How is Bill Door first accepted around town after moving there?

10. How is Miss Flitwotrh's parlor described in the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the concept of mourning that is presented in the book. What impact does Death's first experience with mourning have on his outlook on life and what change does this exhibit in him?

Essay Topic 2

After experiencing the life of the undead, Windle Poons realizes what it means to truly live. Part 1.) What might the author be saying about many people's tendency to take life for granted based on Windle's experience in the book? Part 2.) What impact does living life as Bill Door have on Death's desire to have a life outside of his persona? Part 3.) What appears to be the author's overall message regarding the important things in life?

Essay Topic 3

The scythe creates the opportunity for much symbolism in the book. Part 1.) What role does the scythe play in the destruction of the new persona of Death and what might this symbolize about the nature of this new persona? Part 2.) How does Death's scythe support his need to work hard? Part 3.) How does the author use the image of the scythe to represent death throughout the book?

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