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 does the narrator use to attack Mathers?

2. Who does Pluck blame everything on?

3. How do people get road atoms inside of them?

4. What career did the boy de Selby confused eventually turn to?

5. According to Pluck what do bicycles eventually become?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mathers tells the narrator about the policeman at the police barracks?

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

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

4. How do Divney and the narrator murder Mathers?

5. What does the narrator do as he walks down the road?

6. What does the stranger reveal about himself?

7. What does de Selby say about movement?

8. What does Pluck say humans do when they turn into bicycles?

9. Why does the narrator have a wooden leg?

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

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 does Pluck's obsession with bicycles say about his character? How does Pluck obsession with bicycles relate to the novel's themes?

Essay Topic 3

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

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