The Underground Man 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 Duke encounter on the morning of September 30?

2. What is sensitive to the condition of the eternal flame?

3. How does Mr. Grimshaw feel about the Duke keeping a graveyard for the horses?

4. What is the date of the first journal entry?

5. How much land do the tunnels cover?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Dr. Cox think about the Duke?

2. What does the Duke say about his grooming regime?

3. How is the Duke's imagination revealed with the soap bubbles in the laundry room sink?

4. Describe the Duke's theory on cleanliness.

5. Based on the scene in the laundry room, how does Mrs. Pladger feel about the Duke?

6. What is the second part of the Duke's journal entry for October 16th?

7. What is the significance of reading Mr. Bird's point of view within the Duke's journal?

8. Why does it seem that Mr. Bird does not mind the Duke's eccentricities?

9. What information do the accounts of Mr. Grimshaw and Bowen provide the reader?

10. How does the Duke get around in his underground tunnel system?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Duke complained of a number of illnesses throughout the story. Compare and contrast the Duke's assessment of his illnesses with Dr. Cox's assessment of his illnesses.

Essay Topic 2

The Duke's staff and some of the townspeople felt the need to protect the Duke from either the outside world or himself. Explore the motivations for this protection. For example, did offering the Duke protection benefit only the Duke or could there have been more selfish reasons for this protection? Offer a discussion and explication for how and why this protection failed.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the significance of the Duke's discussion of going bald? This discussion is directly related to the theme of death. Explore how this discussion fits into this theme and offer suggestions for why the author chose this as one way to represent the theme of death.

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