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. What has the writer forgotten about when he wakesup after his night of drinking?

2. Who is Anton Atonych Setchkin?

3. Just before the writer gets into the sleigh, what does he decide he must do?

4. What does the writer give as his reason for visiting Liza?

5. Near the end of the dinner in Part 2, Chapter 4, during the writer's toast, what does he say he hates?

Short Essay Questions

1. The writer seems very indecisive at times. While in the beginning of Part 2, Chapter 1 the writer states that he does not socialize with his co-workers, he later tells the reader that he sometimes tries to make friends with them. Discuss his feelings about this change in attitude toward the co-workers.

2. Why is the writer surprised that Liza does not leave after being lied to and yelled at?

3. What reasons does the writer give for loathing his old classmate Zverkov?

4. In Part 2, Chapter 7 the writer is having a conversation with Liza and describes her duties to men. What does he say she must do if he whistles at her?

5. What does the writer find when he arrives at the dinner party and how does he feel about it?

6. What does the writer want to do when the others arrive and what does he actually do?

7. 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?

8. What is Zverkov's reaction to the writer's complaint about not being informed of the change in time for the dinner party?

9. What does the writer compare Liza to and how does he explain that even this is better than being a prostitute?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Qhat point do you consider the climax of this story? Support your answer with significant events leading up to this point.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

In Part 2 of the book, the writer often refers to the snow. What does the snow represent to or say about the writer?

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