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. What did MacCruiskeen decide to put in the box?

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

3. What is Pluck's rank in the police force?

4. Who does the stranger introduce himself as?

5. What does the narrator say mocks him as he makes up names for himself?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Pluck respond to the narrator's claim someone has stolen his gold watch?

2. What does Mathers say to the narrator?

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

4. What does de Selby say about roads?

5. What does Pluck say about his atom theory?

6. What does Mathers tell the narrator about his own wind color?

7. What does de Selby say about movement?

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

9. Why does Divney suggest they murder Mathers?

10. What does Pluck say bicycles do during bad weather?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does O'Brien end the play with the narrator waiting for Divney? Could have ended the novel another way? What meaning would that new ending have given the novel?

Essay Topic 2

What problems does the narrator's generation face? How are the problems for the narrator's generation different from the problems his father's generation face? Identify and discuss a significant problem facing your generation.

Essay Topic 3

The author wrote THE THIRD POLICEMAN in the first person. Why do you think the author chose to write the story in the first person? How do you think the meaning of the story would change if the author wrote it in the third person?

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