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, Chapter 9, the writer begins a speech about why he goes to see Liza. What does the writer say Liza's thought's for his visit are?

2. What contrasting feelings does the writer have toward Liza after his breakdown?

3. What does the writer say about those in other countries with regard to romanticism?

4. What justification does the writer give for his behavior?

5. Despite what the writer wants to do during the dinner, what does he do?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part 2, Chapter 1, the writer discusses his feelings about his job. What are these feelings?

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. The writer continues to ridicule Liza and her work and describes a rather somber death. What does the writer say a prostitute's death will be?

8. What is Zverkov's attitude toward the writer?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The writer discusses men of action. What does he say about men of action? How does he feel about these men? Does he think of himself as a man of action? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The writer states that there are some things a man cannot tell his closest friends and even some things that man cannot be honest about with himself. He then comments that he will try to be honest when writing his notes. Do you think the writer is truly honest with himself throughout the entire book?

If yes, explain your answer. If no, does the writer ever become fully honest with himself and, if so, at what point?

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