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 does the Archchancellor claim he believes the compost heap to be made of?

2. What does Bill Door explain that the little girl he saved from a fire is living on?

3. Who appears on an old mountain range just after Miss Flitworth learns she has died?

4. How long is Mrs. Cake's precognition that she turns off in the book?

5. What does Bill Door believe the new incarnation of Death lacks?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Mrs. Cake tell Windle Poons about the imbalance of life force between the present world and the astral?

3. How does Bill Door feel about the person who replaced him as the persona of Death?

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

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

6. How does Miss Flitworth learn that Bill Door is really Death?

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. What is in Miss Flitworth's three chests she keeps on her dresser?

10. How do Miss Flitworth and Bill Door try to save their harvest during a hailstorm?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss the portrayal of sacrifice in the book. What impact does Miss Flitworth's sacrifice of her lifetimer sand have on Bill Door/Death's humanization in the book, and why is this act so significant to him?

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