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 the narrator consider the life of that only lives one day and never eats?

2. What is the name of the support group for dead people that is advertised inside Windle Poons' coffin?

3. Who is the author of the book "Reaper Man"?

4. What are the indistinct gray figures that discuss the incarnation of Death at the beginning of the book?

5. Who walks Windle Poons home after his first meeting of the Fresh Start Club?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Senior Wrangler try and investigate the inanimate object appearing in Discworld?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The concept of death is the leading theme in the book's overall message to readers. Part 1.) What can we learn about the nature of how others perceive death based on the narrator's suggestion that is created by our feelings toward it? Part 2.) How does Death's escape into the world as Bill Door suggest flaws in our perceptions of the nature of death? Part 3.) How can it be argued that death is the central theme found in the book?

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

Examine the portrayal of friendship in the book. What impact does the formation of friendship have on Windle Poons and Bill Door, and what might the author be saying about the importance of forming friendships based on the portrayal of these characters?

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