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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. How long do Bill Door and Miss Flitworth sit in silence when he visits her in her parlor?

2. What does an auditor refer to himself as that causes him to blow up in flame?

3. What kind of pie does the wizard request before dying?

4. What title does the Patrician have in Ankh-Morpork?

5. Whose palace sends a squad of guards to come investigate the sudden poltergeist activity at the university?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the narrator compare two experiences of life with mayflies and pine trees?

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

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

4. How does Bill Door react after Miss Flitworth asks him to help her kill rats and a chicken?

5. How is Windle Poons described after the wizards bury him in a coffin while undead?

6. What does Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler tell Sergeant Colon is happening in his cellar?

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

8. What happens when Mrs. Cake contacts One-Man-Bucket for the first time in the book?

9. What happens when Bill Door sees a gray figure with his shattered lifetimer in the barn during a dream?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the concept of principles that is presented in the book. How does Death's principles define him even in his human form as Bill Door, and what does this suggest about the nature of his character?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the wizards' attempts at solving the pyramid crisis with Windle and his groups'. How has Windle's point of view and ability to problem solve change after becoming undead in comparison to his former wizard friends, and what factors can be credited for this change?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the portrayal of the concept of dreams in the book. How does the author use Bill Door's dream about his death to foreshadow and carry the story along, and what purpose might he have for doing this?

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