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

2. What does the narrator realize about Fight Club over the next few weeks?

3. What did Tyler send Marla's mother that the narrator is confused about?

4. When the narrator recalls calling Marla to ask if she was going to a meeting, which support group was he asking about?

5. What does the narrator's boss find in the copy machine that he reads to the narrator?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why can't the narrator cry when Marla is at the same support groups as him?

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

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

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

7. What does Marla tell the narrator was her reason for not wanting to know about her breast cancer when she found the first lump?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The narrator and/or Tyler are sexist: true, or false? Support your answer with a thesis that explains why you believe this, or why you don't. How do Tyler and the narrator view women in society? Why was Fight Club only for men? How was Marla treated by either of them? Support your thesis with specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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