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. 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?

2. What does the writer say about trying to rationalize situations?

3. At the beginning of Part 2, Chapter 8, upon waking up, what does the writer decide is the most important thing he must do?

4. How does the writer feel after leaving Liza?

5. At what time does the writer arrive at the diner party?

Short Essay Questions

1. The writer wakes up after being drunk and finds someone next to him. How does he describe this person?

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

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

4. In Part 2, Chapter 9, when Liza goes to the writer's apartment, why does he think she becomes embarrassed?

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

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

7. In Part 2, Chapter 8, the writer is thinking back to the events of the previous day. He begins thinking about when he lit the room and saw Liza. How does he remember her face?

8. Why does the writer think Liza comes to his apartment?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are striking similarities between the writer and Liza. Discuss these similarities and how they affect the writer. Does the writer feel a connection with Liza and if so, does he accept it?

Essay Topic 2

In Part 1, Chapter 7, the writer discusses the human advantage. He tries to make an argument for doing good as a result of its advantages. However, he finds loopholes in this argument. Discuss the writer's theory on the human advantage and the flaw's noted by the writer.

Essay Topic 3

When the writer wakes up next to Liza, he is disgusted and begins to yell at her. Discuss this tirade. Do you think he is disgusted at Liza because she is a prostitute or at himself? What is the result of the writer's tirade?

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