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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 is the name of the medium whose ceiling caves in from the poltergeist activity in the book?

2. Who gives Mrs. Cake the brush-off when she shows up at the university looking for help?

3. What does Windle find the gardener at the Unseen University using instead of a wheelbarrow?

4. What is the name of the university discussed in the book?

5. Who is customarily present at the death of a wizard, but was not when the wizard was dying?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How does Death find a job after taking of the persona of Bill Door?

7. What does the gray robes that the wizards conjure tell them about Death?

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

9. How is the Morris dance first described?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the portrayal of sacrifice in the book. What impact does Miss Flitworth's sacrifice of her lifetimer sand have on Bill Door/Death's humanization in the book, and why is this act so significant to him?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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