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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Egalitaire: This god is very unusual because he/she is:
(a) Silly.
(b) Sensitive.
(c) Vengeful.
(d) Angry.

2. Reins: Why did God begin to lose control of the afterlife?
(a) The population was too large.
(b) The angels set him up.
(c) People didn't believe in him.
(d) He was bored with his job.

3. The Unnatural: What did you try to do before in this afterlife?
(a) To die a different way.
(b) Become wealthy.
(c) Be beautiful.
(d) Eradicate death.

4. Spirals: What do the creatures think about humans?
(a) That they have answers, but can't tell them.
(b) That they are failures.
(c) That they have answers, but won't tell them because they are mean.
(d) That they are too dumb to have answers.

5. Scales: What does God think humans are trying to do?
(a) Purposely harm him.
(b) Take over his body.
(c) Take over the afterlife.
(d) Help him survive.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Cast: What is death in this afterlife?

2. Metamorphosis: What do the people awaiting the Caller become?

3. Descent of Species: What happens when people in this afterlife begins to think about what they will be in the next life?

4. Oz: What does the Creator really look like?

5. Metamorphosis: Why do many famous people stay in the waiting room?

Short Essay Questions

1. Spirals: What do the creatures in this afterlife want from humans?

2. Great Expectations: In this story the people who create and program afterlives are basically selling a false product, though not intentionally. How is it that people are mistaken in their understanding of the afterlife?

3. Spirals: Why do the creatures in this afterlife think humans are so intelligent?

4. Angst: Why do the humans in this story dread returning to the afterlife?

5. Mirrors: In this story death is a two part process. The first death comes when a person takes their final breath, but the second part does not come until later. What kills the person the second time?

6. Descent of Species: What does the human-turned-horse realize right before he can no longer think?

7. Mary: What disappoints God the most about his relationship with humans?

8. Distance: Everyone in this afterlife is allowed to ask the Creator one question. One man asks why God keeps himself separate from man. What is God's answer?

9. The Unnatural: Why do people begin to think that death refers to the death of motivation?

10. Oz: Who gets to see God in this story?

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