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 is attempting to escape from the holding cell?

2. Who does the narrator see through the window of his house?

3. What is Divney doing when the narrator enters his house?

4. Whose house does the narrator stop to look at?

5. What does Divney say he used to kill the narrator?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does McCruiskeen plan to defeat the one-legged men?

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

3. What does the narrator dream about at the beginning of the chapter?

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

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

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

7. Why do the policeman consent to show the narrator what their figures mean?

8. Why is de Selby's Codex impossible to decipher?

9. How does the narrator get a reprieve?

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

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

Replace the book's setting with one of the following settings:

1. Mexico.

2. USA.

3. Britain.

What new meaning would the new setting give the book? How important is setting for developing meaning in a story?

Essay Topic 3

Compare the narrator's character to the person he was at the beginning of the book to the he is at the end.

1. What did the narrator hope to achieve at the beginning of the book?

2. What events changes the narrator's ideas about life?

3. How has the narrator's character changed by the end of the book?

(see the answer keys)

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