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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. In response to his question, what does Marla say the narrator did for her?
2. What does the narrator's boss at the hotel say to the narrator when he comes into his office?
3. While traveling for business, what does the narrator ask the men he sees with beat-up faces?
4. What does the narrator ask Marla about their relationship?
5. What does the narrator tell Marla that Tyler is trying to do to him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the narrator tell the mechanic he wishes he had done before he died and why?
2. What does the narrator do when his boss at the hotel attempts to fire him and why?
3. How does The Narrator find out that he killed Patrick Madden?
4. How does the narrator realize that he is Tyler Durden?
5. How did Tyler anticipate the narrator's meddling with Project Mayhem and what did he do to take care of it?
6. 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?
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 objective of Project Mayhem?
9. What is the purpose of the different committees within Project Mayhem?
10. What is the point of the mechanic's homework assignment to take four human lives?
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
Which character would prevail in our society: Tyler or the narrator? Why? Present your choice in a logical and clear thesis with supporting evidence from the text. Remember to use our society as the context and not the society in the book. Cite specific examples from the text. Bear in mind the character you do not choose and include a sound counter-argument to support your thesis.
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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