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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 spirit friend the medium contacts to find out why the poltergeist activity is occurring?

2. What is the name of the river Windle Poons jumps into after becoming undead?

3. What is the name of the old woman who Death finds work with as a human?

4. What is the name of the wizard that uses a magical device to measure the ambient magical energy in Ankh-Morpork?

5. What does the Archchancellor scold Windle Poons for his lack of when trying to make him die again?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is in Miss Flitworth's three chests she keeps on her dresser?

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

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

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

5. What happens when Windle Poons goes into the Shades?

6. How does Bill Door become Death once again?

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

8. What does Bill Door reveal to Miss Flitworth when she tells him her first name?

9. Why can't Bill Door pick up his scythe when he becomes a ghost?

10. What does Windle Poons decide about what it means for a city to be alive?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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 portrayal of the concept of hope in the book. How does Windle Poons' experience with undeath increase his perceptions of hope in regards to his feelings about his life?

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