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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. Which of the following demands does Bill Door NOT make regarding a little girl, after he saves her from a fire?
2. Who is injured in the library when trolleys escape?
3. Who gives Bill Door some sand from their lifetimer after his empties?
4. What does Modo realize has begun to move on its own, and later attacks him?
5. What kind of weapon does Bill Door use in the book?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Bill Door reveal to Miss Flitworth when she tells him her first name?
2. How does Archchancellor Ridcully defeat a living compost heap in the book?
3. How do Miss Flitworth and Bill Door try to save their harvest during a hailstorm?
4. What happens after Arthur removes a black disc from the ceiling of the pyramid?
5. How does Bill Door become Death once again?
6. How is Mrs. Cake's séance with One-Man-Bucket described?
7. How is Death and Miss Flitworth's dancing at the harvest dance described?
8. How does Bill Door feel about the person who replaced him as the persona of Death?
9. How does Miss Flitworth learn that Bill Door is really Death?
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
Discuss the portrayal of the concept of hope in the book. How does Windle Poons' experience with undeath increase his perceptions of hope in regards to his feelings about his life?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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