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 a small child tell Bill Door he looks like just after moving to Discworld?

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

3. Who secretly follows Windle Poons home after his first meeting of the Fresh Start Club?

4. How does Bill Door awaken from a dream in the book?

5. How old is the wizard that is dying at the beginning of the book?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How do Windle's friends react after he comes back from the dead?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Examine the symbolism that dance has in the book. What significance do the two dances, the Morris dance and the harvest dance, have in the portrayal of the circle of life in the book?

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