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. Who starts calling the Paper Street house and asking the narrator questions?

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

3. What does Marla store in the freezer for Tyler that belonged to her mother?

4. What does Tyler sell that he makes using homemade ingredients?

5. How does the narrator finally meet Marla Singer?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Tyler and the narrator first meet, how do their lives and personalities differ?

2. What does the narrator find out is going on at home when he returns to the Paper Street house from the bar in Seattle?

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

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

5. How does the narrator know that the police will be looking for him following the death of his boss?

6. What is the purpose of the different committees within Project Mayhem?

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

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

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

10. What does the narrator do when the building does not blow up and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

The narrator's and Marla's infatuation with death began much earlier than Fight Club. At one point in the narrator's life he thought he had cancer. The same goes for Marla, except she actually does have cancer. How is death significant to both of these characters' lives, but in different ways? How do they view death? Are their views similar, or different? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

When the reader first meets the narrator, he is struggling with ongoing insomnia. Eventually, Tyler Durden emerges when the narrator is asleep and causes chaos within the narrator's life and society at large. Would this have happened had the narrator not been an insomniac? Did the narrator always have Tyler within him and, therefore, would he have come out at some point no matter what? Why, or why not? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.

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