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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 Bill Door believe the new incarnation of Death lacks?
2. What does Miss Flitworth realize has changed about her looks after Death reveals she has died?
3. Which of the following characters do not investigate the things showering from the top of the pyramid?
4. What does Bill Door reap for Miss Flitworth with his scythe?
5. Where does Death take Miss Flitworth near the end of the book?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Windle Poons break into the library of the Unseen University?
2. How does Bill Door race the combination harvester?
3. What is in Miss Flitworth's three chests she keeps on her dresser?
4. What does Bill Door reveal to Miss Flitworth when she tells him her first name?
5. How is the combination harvester first described?
6. What instructions does Bill Door make after rescuing the little girl from a fire?
7. How is Death's meeting with the Auditors atop a mountain described?
8. What does Windle Poons say he has learned about himself after dying at the end of the book?
9. How does Death retrieve the Fear of Offer diamond?
10. Why can't Bill Door pick up his scythe when he becomes a ghost?
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 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?
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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