Reaper Man Test | Final 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 is the name of the world's largest diamond in the book?

2. What kind of music begins playing from inside the pyramid?

3. Who paints Fresh Start Club graffiti in the book?

4. Who stays behind in the room and struggles against pink tubing so others can escape?

5. What do the group find the inside of the pyramid decorated with when they first enter it?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the nature of Bill Door's request for Ned Simnel to destroy his scythe?

2. How does Bill Door become Death once again?

3. How are city eggs first described?

4. What is the nature of the leaflets Windle Poons finds coming from the top of the pyramid?

5. How do the wizards react when the trolleys begin increasing in number?

6. How does Bill Door race the combination harvester?

7. What happens after Arthur removes a black disc from the ceiling of the pyramid?

8. What does Bill Door reveal to Miss Flitworth when she tells him her first name?

9. What instructions does Bill Door make after rescuing the little girl from a fire?

10. How does Schleppel help people escape the pink tubing in the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

Death's incredible work ethic is shown throughout the book when he is both the persona of Death and Bill Door. Part 1.) How does Death's work ethic as Death compare to his work on Miss Flitworth's farm as a human? Part 2.) Why does Death feel a good work ethic is important? Part 3.) What is telling about the nature of Death based on his hard work ethic that is portrayed in the book?

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