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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 invisible point on the spear stretch 6 inches in front of?
2. Which of the following does de Selby regard as a vice?
3. What is the inspector's name at the police barracks?
4. Where does Divney claim he hid the money?
5. What is so thin on the spear that it is invisible?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the narrator describe the police barracks?
2. How does the narrator become obsessed with the philosopher, de Selby?
3. How does Pluck respond to the narrator's claim someone has stolen his gold watch?
4. What does Mathers say to the narrator?
5. What does Pluck say about the figures he looks over with MacCruiskeen?
6. What does Pluck assume about the narrator because he has no name?
7. What does Mathers tell the narrator about his own wind color?
8. How do people change into bicycles and bicycles change into people?
9. What is de Selby's opinion on houses?
10. What does the stranger reveal about himself?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Aside from the main character, examine the way the author uses the other characters in the book. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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