Fight Club Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 support group does the narrator attend several months prior to the opening scene?

2. Who thwarts the narrator's attempts to find relief at the support groups?

3. What does the narrator discover has happened when he returns home?

4. What does the narrator describe as anarchy, guns and an explosion?

5. What does the narrator take delight in calling himself and Tyler at the banquet?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When the narrator confronts Marla about being a "tourist" at the support groups, how does Marla respond?

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

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

5. What is the goal that Raymond Hessel has and how does the narrator ensure he will achieve that goal?

6. What does the narrator realize following Bob's death?

7. What does the narrator do when his boss at the hotel attempts to fire him and why?

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

9. How does the narrator realize that the Parker-Morris building, the building he and Tyler are in at the beginning and end of the novel, is not going to explode?

10. Why does the narrator frequent support group meetings to rid himself of insomnia?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Which character would prevail in our society: Tyler or the narrator? Why? Present your choice in a logical and clear thesis with supporting evidence from the text. Remember to use our society as the context and not the society in the book. Cite specific examples from the text. Bear in mind the character you do not choose and include a sound counter-argument to support your thesis.

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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