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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many chests does Miss Flitworth have sitting on her dresser?
2. What does the Archchancellor claim he believes the compost heap to be made of?
3. What does Bill Door believe the new incarnation of Death lacks?
4. Which of the following things does not happen after pink tubing begins erupting from the ceiling?
5. Who does Windle Poons ask Mrs. Cake to allow to come with him on an investigation?
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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