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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 does Bill Door become when his lifetimer is empty?
3. What color are the baskets the group finds inside the pyramid?
4. Where does Death convene with the Auditors after taking back his role?
5. What kind of alcohol casks cause the barn that Bill Door was staying in to blow up?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Schleppel help people escape the pink tubing in the book?
2. What is the nature of Bill Door's request for Ned Simnel to destroy his scythe?
3. How are city eggs first described?
4. What does Bill Door tell Miss Flitworth about the nature of borrowed time?
5. Why can't Bill Door pick up his scythe when he becomes a ghost?
6. How is Mrs. Cake's séance with One-Man-Bucket described?
7. How do the wizards react when the trolleys begin increasing in number?
8. What does Mrs. Cake tell Windle Poons about the imbalance of life force between the present world and the astral?
9. What is in Miss Flitworth's three chests she keeps on her dresser?
10. How does Bill Door feel about the person who replaced him as the persona of Death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the author's portrayal of class in the book. How does the author portray the undead characters in the book as a lesser class than humans, wizards and other characters and what deeper meaning might he wish for you to gain from this presentation?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Windle Poons as a wizard to what he becomes when he is undead. How is Windle Poons able to grow more emotionally and find more fulfillment through his undeath and what might the author be saying about the importance of living a full life through his character?
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