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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 animal works as the university librarian?
2. Who does Windle Poons ask Mrs. Cake to allow to come with him on an investigation?
3. How does Bill Door tell Miss Flitworth he saw her name engraved?
4. How many chests does Miss Flitworth have sitting on her dresser?
5. What do the predators attacking the city begin to absorb from it?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is in Miss Flitworth's three chests she keeps on her dresser?
2. How is Death's meeting with the Auditors atop a mountain described?
3. How is Mrs. Cake's séance with One-Man-Bucket described?
4. How does Miss Flitworth learn that Bill Door is really Death?
5. What does Windle Poons say he has learned about himself after dying at the end of the book?
6. What is the nature of Bill Door's request for Ned Simnel to destroy his scythe?
7. Why can't Bill Door pick up his scythe when he becomes a ghost?
8. What does Bill Door tell Miss Flitworth about the nature of borrowed time?
9. How does Death retrieve the Fear of Offer diamond?
10. What is the nature of the leaflets Windle Poons finds coming from the top of the pyramid?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the concept of principles that is presented in the book. How does Death's principles define him even in his human form as Bill Door, and what does this suggest about the nature of his character?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the author's portrayal of man versus machine in the book. What does man possess that allows him to overcome machines despite often being overcome by them?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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