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 Tyler do to the narrator's hand?

2. The narrator tells his boss to be careful who he shows the piece of paper to. What reason does he give for this?

3. How does the narrator finally meet Marla Singer?

4. What does Tyler give the narrator after they meet?

5. What literary device does the narrator use to tell the story that led up to this moment?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does the narrator notice on Marla's body besides the lump on her breast?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

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

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

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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