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 Pluck claim is dangerous?

2. Who does the narrator set off to find the next morning?

3. Who does Pluck assume is the narrator's father?

4. What is the name of the third policeman?

5. Who does the stranger introduce himself as?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Mathers tell the narrator about wind?

3. How does Divney end up working on the farm?

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

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

6. Why is MacCruiskeen's piano special?

7. What is de Selby's opinion on houses?

8. How does the narrator describe the boxes MacCruiskeen shows him?

9. What does de Selby say about movement?

10. Why does Pluck think Gilaney is lecherous?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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