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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 man summoned during the séance claim the snowglobes to actually be?
2. Who begins racing the combination harvester the first time it is used?
3. Who wonders if the ants inside the pyramid have a queen?
4. What does Bill Door feel for the first time after reaping a lot of corn in the book?
5. Which of the following things is not in the chest of Miss Flitworth's that does not contain gold?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens after Arthur removes a black disc from the ceiling of the pyramid?
2. What does Windle Poons say he has learned about himself after dying at the end of the book?
3. What does Bill Door reveal to Miss Flitworth when she tells him her first name?
4. What does Windle Poons decide about what it means for a city to be alive?
5. How does Archchancellor Ridcully defeat a living compost heap in the book?
6. What is the nature of Bill Door's request for Ned Simnel to destroy his scythe?
7. What does Mrs. Cake tell Windle Poons about the imbalance of life force between the present world and the astral?
8. What instructions does Bill Door make after rescuing the little girl from a fire?
9. How does Bill Door race the combination harvester?
10. How is Death's meeting with the Auditors atop a mountain described?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Humanity is a theme examined throughout the book, especially when compared to the lives of wizards and other paranormal beings. Part 1.) How is humanity put to test in the novel from the invasion of the city eggs? Part 2.) How is Windle Poons' opinion of humanity changed after he becomes undead? Part 3.) What lessons does Death learn about humanity while living as Bill Door?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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