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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 bartender show the narrator to confirm his answers to the narrator's questions?
2. What does the narrator do to distract himself while attempting to climb out one of the bus windows?
3. What does the narrator ask the mechanic about him crashing the car?
4. What does the narrator discover when he arrives to work after going bowling with Marla?
5. What does the narrator take from Raymond Hessel?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the narrator tell Marla to keep him awake and, in the event that he does fall asleep, follow him and take note of everything he does?
2. How does The Narrator find out that he killed Patrick Madden?
3. Why does the narrator go through Raymond Hessel's wallet during his homework assignment?
4. How did Tyler anticipate the narrator's meddling with Project Mayhem and what did he do to take care of it?
5. What is the point of Tyler's initiation process into Project Mayhem?
6. What does the narrator do when his boss at the hotel attempts to fire him and why?
7. What does the narrator find out is going on at home when he returns to the Paper Street house from the bar in Seattle?
8. What is the purpose of the different committees within Project Mayhem?
9. How does the narrator realize that he is Tyler Durden?
10. Why do members of Project Mayhem understand it is better to be shot and killed, which is what happened to Bob, than to go to jail?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
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.
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