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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 person Bill Door hires to destroy his scythe first try to destroy it with?
2. Whose curse words first turn into small flying creatures?
3. What does Bill Door explain that the little girl he saved from a fire is living on?
4. What does Bill Door feel for the first time after reaping a lot of corn in the book?
5. What does Bill Door reap for Miss Flitworth with his scythe?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Miss Flitworth do when Death reveals she is dead?
2. How does Death retrieve the Fear of Offer diamond?
3. How does Schleppel help people escape the pink tubing in the book?
4. What does Mrs. Cake tell Windle Poons about the imbalance of life force between the present world and the astral?
5. What is the nature of Bill Door's request for Ned Simnel to destroy his scythe?
6. How does Bill Door feel about the person who replaced him as the persona of Death?
7. What favor does Windle Poons ask of Mrs. Cake before wandering off in the book?
8. How does Miss Flitworth learn that Bill Door is really Death?
9. How is the combination harvester first described?
10. What happens after Arthur removes a black disc from the ceiling of the pyramid?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The scythe creates the opportunity for much symbolism in the book. Part 1.) What role does the scythe play in the destruction of the new persona of Death and what might this symbolize about the nature of this new persona? Part 2.) How does Death's scythe support his need to work hard? Part 3.) How does the author use the image of the scythe to represent death throughout the book?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the portrayal of the concept of reality in the book. How is the natural portrayal of reality skewed in the book and what factors lead to this alteration in reality?
Essay Topic 3
Examine the portrayal of friendship in the book. What impact does the formation of friendship have on Windle Poons and Bill Door, and what might the author be saying about the importance of forming friendships based on the portrayal of these characters?
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