Fight Club Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 narrator recite while with Tyler?

2. What does the narrator do to distract himself while Tyler is burning his hand?

3. What did the telegram that Tyler sent Marla's mother say?

4. Why does the narrator's boss not allow him to do what he was planning to do?

5. When the narrator recalls calling Marla to ask if she was going to a meeting, which support group was he asking about?

Short Essay Questions

1. When the reader first encounters Bob, what does he look like and what does he represent?

2. Why does the narrator take delight in thinking of himself and Tyler as "dinner party saboteurs"?

3. What is the triangle that the narrator mentions in the opening scene? Why are anarchy, guns and an explosion used to represent that triangle?

4. What does the narrator notice when the detective calls him and lists some of the materials there were used in his condo explosion?

5. How does the narrator realize that the first two rules of Fight Club are being broken?

6. What does the narrator notice on Marla's body besides the lump on her breast?

7. What does the chemical kiss that Tyler burns into the narrator's hand mean?

8. Why does the narrator feel secretly relieved about his condominium exploding?

9. Why is Fight Club a males-only club?

10. Why does Tyler urinate into the soup at the banquet for dignitaries?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The narrator and/or Tyler are sexist: true, or false? Support your answer with a thesis that explains why you believe this, or why you don't. How do Tyler and the narrator view women in society? Why was Fight Club only for men? How was Marla treated by either of them? Support your thesis with specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

The Narrator likes Marla despite Tyler's denunciations of everything wrong that she represents. If Tyler and the narrator are the same person and Tyler wants to eradicate society, how can the narrator like Marla? Resolve this contradiction by using specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the book, castration is a recurring theme. Discuss the meaning of castration in the novel in reference to society and its members, and explain how the term is used. Cite specific examples from the text.

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