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 Tyler remind the narrator of while his hand is burning?

2. What did Marla tell the narrator was her reason for not wanting to go to the support group meeting?

3. What does Tyler tell the narrator he will be one step closer to by realizing his mortality?

4. What does Tyler do to the narrator's hand?

5. What is Tyler doing when the narrator first sees him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Tyler do to Marla's mother that the narrator was so upset about?

2. Why does airport security stop the narrator at the airport after one of his business trips?

3. How is the chemical kiss that Tyler gives the narrator also a symbol for Fight Club?

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

5. Why does the narrator take delight in the demise of Chloe, a brain parasites support group regular?

6. Where does the narrator's jealousy about Marla and Tyler come from?

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

8. Why does the narrator start writing haikus to his coworkers?

9. After the narrator's boss finds the Fight Club rules, he and the narrator have a conversation. What does this conversation signify about the narrator?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The society that the narrator lives in is extremely similar to, if not the same, as the society that we live in today. True or false? Support your answer with specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

In the initial scene of Fight Club, the narrator mentions anarchy, a gun and an explosion as representative of the triangle that links himself, Tyler and Marla. Based on your knowledge and understanding of the book, explain this triangle and why the narrator likens it to anarchy, a gun and an explosion. Who is what? Are either of the three characters supposed to represent one of these things at all? Would the book have been the same without one of the three? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.

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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