The Third Policeman Test | Mid-Book 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 does the narrator see sitting in the corner of the room?

2. What does Pluck say everything is made from?

3. What does the narrator say de Selby disapproves of?

4. Where does Divney wait as the narrator goes to find the moneybox?

5. Why does MacCruiskeen think the narrator is strange?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the stranger say he can help the narrator?

2. What does de Selby say about movement?

3. How does the narrator describe the spear MacCruiskeen shows him?

4. Why does Divney suggest they murder Mathers?

5. What does Pluck assume about the narrator because he has no name?

6. How do people change into bicycles and bicycles change into people?

7. How does the narrator become obsessed with the philosopher, de Selby?

8. What does Pluck say about the figures he looks over with MacCruiskeen?

9. Where does Pluck find the bicycle and all its parts?

10. What does Pluck tell the narrator about Fox?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the construction of O'Brien's argument.

1. How does he introduce his ideas?

2. How does he construct his ideas to come to logical conclusion?

3. What weaknesses and strengths can you identify in O'Brien's argument?

Essay Topic 2

What is the novel's premise? Why are premises are so important to a story?

Essay Topic 3

What is Mathers' role in the novel? How would think the novel would change if Mathers did not reappear after his death?

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