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 did Tyler alert the hostess about what he did to her bottle of perfume?

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

3. Who came to the Regent Hotel after Tyler picked up Marla?

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

5. What are the people on the floors below Tyler and the narrator doing?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does the chemical kiss that Tyler burns into the narrator's hand mean?

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

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

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

7. What did Tyler do to Marla's mother that the narrator was so upset about?

8. What does the narrator notice when the detective calls him and lists some of the materials there were used in his condo explosion?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who is the character in the mental institution at the end of Fight Club? Tyler, or the narrator? Based on the struggle between the two characters for power, which character would make the most sense? Support your answer with specific examples from the text, presenting a clear and cohesive argument.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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