Notes from the Underground Test | Final 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 is Anton Atonych Setchkin?

2. What does the writer state happens to stupid Russian romantics?

3. In Part 2, a number of event happen to the writer, including going to a dinner party with old friends and meeting a prostitute. How does the writer feel about the events that happen that day?

4. As the dinner proceeds, how is the writer feeling?

5. How does the writer describe the feelings of his visitor in Part 2, Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the writer state that in his life he often takes insignificant roles?

2. At the end of Part 2, Chapter 5, the writer is in the room with the prostitute and glances in the mirror. What does he see and how does he feel about it?

3. How does the writer try to cover up his feelings about Liza being at his apartment?

4. In Part 2, Chapter 6, the writer wakes up to a clock chiming. How does he describe the clock?

5. When the writer goes to visit Anton Antonych, there are other men also visiting. What do the men discuss and how does the writer feel about this conversation?

6. Describe the apartment of Anton Antonych.

7. The writer describes some office clerks that repulse him. Discuss these characters.

8. In Part 2, Chapter 8, the writer decides to borrow money from his friend Anton Antonych in order to repay Simonov. Why does Anton Antonych so readily lend the money?

9. How does the writer describe the room he finds himself in after being drunk at the dinner party?

10. Describe the characteristics of a romantic, according to the writer.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In your opinion, do you think the writer is a "Hero" or a "Coward"? Provide examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

The writer states that he is envious of the normal man. Do you think the writer is a normal man? Why? Why does the writer not feel he is a normal man? What is it about the normal man that the writer is envious of?

Essay Topic 3

At the beginning of the book, Dostoevsky states that the narrator is fictional. Do you think he is truly fictional or could he possible represent Dostoevsky? Support your answer with evidence from the book and what you've learned about Dostoevsky personally.

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