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 is the writer certain Liza will do with a letter she receives?

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

3. What does the writer write to Simonov as an excuse for his dinner behavior?

4. What is Liza's profession?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. After the writer has finished his speech to Liza, he turns to leave. Before he goes, she gives him a letter to read. Who was the letter from and what did it say?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Describe the apartment of Anton Antonych.

9. 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?

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

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

What character is the writer most like in the book? Provide details supporting your answer.

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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