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's boss find in the copy machine that he reads to the narrator?

2. Who did Marla say she thought the people calling her and not saying anything were?

3. What does Marla notice about the narrator while he is at the Regent Hotel with her?

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

5. When the narrator arrives at the meeting, Bob is there. What does Bob tell him?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

9. What was Tyler's first civil disobedience act that the narrator recalls while in the stopped elevator?

10. What is the meaning of a single-serving life that the narrator refers to as his own?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Throughout the book, the narrator talks about death and wanting to die. At the end of the book, he pulls the trigger but does not actually die and lives on in a mental institution. What is the significance of death to the narrator and the book? Does death take on a different meaning at the book's end? Does it not? Support your answer with specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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