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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 person Bill Door hires to destroy his scythe first try to destroy it with?
2. Who remembers when this all will be again at the end of the book?
3. Who acts carelessly during a fight at the university and sends off a fireball?
4. What does Miss Flitworth realize has changed about her looks after Death reveals she has died?
5. Who does Windle Poons ask Mrs. Cake to allow to come with him on an investigation?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Bill Door reveal to Miss Flitworth when she tells him her first name?
2. How do Miss Flitworth and Bill Door try to save their harvest during a hailstorm?
3. How do the wizards react when the trolleys begin increasing in number?
4. What instructions does Bill Door make after rescuing the little girl from a fire?
5. What does Windle Poons decide about what it means for a city to be alive?
6. What does Windle Poons say he has learned about himself after dying at the end of the book?
7. How does Bill Door race the combination harvester?
8. How does Bill Door become Death once again?
9. Why can't Bill Door pick up his scythe when he becomes a ghost?
10. How does Archchancellor Ridcully defeat a living compost heap in the book?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the nature of the persona of Bill Door that is portrayed in the book. Part 1.) What does Death becoming Bill Door allow him to learn about the nature of the world that he wasn't able to grasp as the persona of Death? Part 2.) How did this persona allow him to grow as a person?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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