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. Which member of the brain parasites support group does the narrator learn has died?

2. Following Tyler's and the narrator's first fight, what is the narrator preparing to do at work?

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

4. What is in the narrator's mouth when the book opens?

5. What does the narrator fantasize about when traveling for his job?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. How is Tyler's soap production another rebellion against society, specifically, women?

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

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

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

8. What does the narrator's comment about his boss's tie and the day of the week signify?

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

10. Why does Tyler tell the narrator not to talk about him to Marla?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Tyler uses lye to burn a kiss-shaped scar into the back of the narrator's hand. It eventually becomes the brand of Fight Club. Using the scene between Tyler and the narrator, explain what the chemical kiss is and what it means to Fight Club and its mission. Cite other moments in the text where the chemical kiss makes an appearance. Is its meaning the same in those instances? Explain the significance of the ritualistic branding in Fight Club.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the narrator's concept of the single-serving life and its significance to his own life. What kind of social commentary does the narrator provide with this term? How are his feelings on wanting to die linked to the single-serving life? Support your answer with specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

At the Paper Street house, the narrator finds magazine articles about human organs talking in the first person. What significance do these articles have to the narrator? Society? What is the meaning of Palahniuk's inclusion of these articles in Fight Club? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.

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