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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 Death change his realm's landscape to at the end of the book?
2. What does Miss Flitworth realize Bill Door's arm really is when she touches it?
3. What does Bill Door tell Miss Flitworth that borrowed time is when he tells her he is also living on it?
4. What kind of weapon does Bill Door use in the book?
5. What is everyone in town amazed at when they see the combination harvester work for the first time?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Bill Door become Death once again?
2. How does Archchancellor Ridcully defeat a living compost heap in the book?
3. How is Mrs. Cake's séance with One-Man-Bucket described?
4. What does Mrs. Cake tell Windle Poons about the imbalance of life force between the present world and the astral?
5. How does Bill Door race the combination harvester?
6. How is Death's visit to a flower shop described?
7. How does Miss Flitworth learn that Bill Door is really Death?
8. How are city eggs first described?
9. What does Bill Door tell Miss Flitworth about the nature of borrowed time?
10. What does Miss Flitworth do when Death reveals she is dead?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the portrayal of the concept of hope in the book. How does Windle Poons' experience with undeath increase his perceptions of hope in regards to his feelings about his life?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the author's portrayal of money in the book. What might the author be saying about the nature of money based on Miss Flitworth's vast and wasted fortune seen at the end of the book?
Essay Topic 3
The concept of death is the leading theme in the book's overall message to readers. Part 1.) What can we learn about the nature of how others perceive death based on the narrator's suggestion that is created by our feelings toward it? Part 2.) How does Death's escape into the world as Bill Door suggest flaws in our perceptions of the nature of death? Part 3.) How can it be argued that death is the central theme found in the book?
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