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 is different about Mathers' neck?

2. What name does the narrator give his soul?

3. What member of his family does Pluck say turned into a horse?

4. What theory does Pluck explain to the narrator?

5. What did the boy first consider when de Selby confused him with insolvable problems?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Divney and the narrator murder Mathers?

2. What does the stranger reveal about himself?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does de Selby say about mirrors?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss elements of the narrative structure: Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's themes?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Pick two characters from the book and discuss their goals and motives. Do they achieve their motives? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

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