The Third Policeman Test | Final Test - Hard

Brian O'Nolan
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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 man other than Fox was driven mad by MacCruiskeen's cards?

2. Who does the narrator say goodbye to in this chapter?

3. Who is Divney standing next to?

4. Why does Divney claim the narrator can't be there?

5. What does the narrator eventually arrive back to?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Codex relate to the situation the narrator finds himself in?

2. What does the narrator see when he arrives back at his house?

3. How did de Selby once confuse a boy about the boy's problems?

4. What does Fox tell the narrator about the money box?

5. How does the narrator get a reprieve?

6. What does the narrator see outside of Mathers' house?

7. Why does Pluck think all modes of transport are dangerous?

8. Where does Pluck take the narrator in this chapter?

9. Describe the story Pluck tells about the man who went up in a balloon?

10. How does the narrator arrive back at the beginning of the story?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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