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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. Who retrieves a black disc from the ceiling?
2. What stage does One-Man-Bucket say the eggs are in when they create more cities?
3. What color marble does Ludmilla find under the pyramid?
4. Which of the following things is not in the chest of Miss Flitworth's that does not contain gold?
5. What does Bill Door mistake as the new incarnation of Death, in the cornfield?
Short Essay Questions
1. How are city eggs first described?
2. What happens after Arthur removes a black disc from the ceiling of the pyramid?
3. How does Bill Door become Death once again?
4. How is the inside of the pyramid described when Windle Poons and the others first enter it?
5. What does Miss Flitworth do when Death reveals she is dead?
6. How is Death and Miss Flitworth's dancing at the harvest dance described?
7. How does Windle Poons break into the library of the Unseen University?
8. How does Bill Door race the combination harvester?
9. How does Schleppel help people escape the pink tubing in the book?
10. How do Miss Flitworth and Bill Door try to save their harvest during a hailstorm?
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
Compare and contrast the wizards' attempts at solving the pyramid crisis with Windle and his groups'. How has Windle's point of view and ability to problem solve change after becoming undead in comparison to his former wizard friends, and what factors can be credited for this change?
Essay Topic 3
The scythe creates the opportunity for much symbolism in the book. Part 1.) What role does the scythe play in the destruction of the new persona of Death and what might this symbolize about the nature of this new persona? Part 2.) How does Death's scythe support his need to work hard? Part 3.) How does the author use the image of the scythe to represent death throughout the book?
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