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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 infer when he sees what is in the toilet at the Paper Street house?
2. What did Tyler do to the hostess the first time he sabotaged a dinner party?
3. What does the narrator think about while Bob is reciting the rules of Fight Club?
4. What does Marla store in the freezer for Tyler that belonged to her mother?
5. What does the narrator fantasize about when traveling for his job?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the narrator start writing haikus to his coworkers?
2. How is Tyler's soap production another rebellion against society, specifically, women?
3. When the narrator confronts Marla about being a "tourist" at the support groups, how does Marla respond?
4. What does the narrator's comment about his boss's tie and the day of the week signify?
5. Why does airport security stop the narrator at the airport after one of his business trips?
6. Why does the narrator take delight in the demise of Chloe, a brain parasites support group regular?
7. What does the narrator notice on Marla's body besides the lump on her breast?
8. What does the chemical kiss that Tyler burns into the narrator's hand mean?
9. Where does the narrator's jealousy about Marla and Tyler come from?
10. What did Tyler do to Marla's mother that the narrator was so upset about?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Marla Singer is meant to represent everything that is wrong within society. She is Tyler's argument for why society must be defied and uprooted back to zero. Would you agree or disagree? Why? Support your answer with specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
When the reader first meets the narrator, he is struggling with ongoing insomnia. Eventually, Tyler Durden emerges when the narrator is asleep and causes chaos within the narrator's life and society at large. Would this have happened had the narrator not been an insomniac? Did the narrator always have Tyler within him and, therefore, would he have come out at some point no matter what? Why, or why not? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.
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