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

2. What is the name of the zombie that first greets Windle Poons at his first meeting of the Fresh Start Club?

3. What is the name of the supreme god that oversees the meeting held at the beginning of the book?

4. What does Bill Door claim he has no belief in after admitting he is afraid of dying?

5. What does Miss Flitworth try to kill with poisoned food?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are city eggs first described?

2. What does Mrs. Cake tell Windle Poons about the imbalance of life force between the present world and the astral?

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

4. What does the narrator explain is the repercussion of the absence of death?

5. What does Bill Door tell Miss Flitworth about the nature of borrowed time?

6. How does Bill Door use the scythe to cut Miss Fitworth's grass?

7. How is Death's meeting with the Auditors atop a mountain described?

8. How is the nature of Lupine's character first described in the book?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Death's incredible work ethic is shown throughout the book when he is both the persona of Death and Bill Door. Part 1.) How does Death's work ethic as Death compare to his work on Miss Flitworth's farm as a human? Part 2.) Why does Death feel a good work ethic is important? Part 3.) What is telling about the nature of Death based on his hard work ethic that is portrayed in the book?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the portrayal of the concept of reality in the book. How is the natural portrayal of reality skewed in the book and what factors lead to this alteration in reality?

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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