The Underground Man Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Mick Jackson
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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. When does the Duke write about his grooming regime?

2. What does Mr. Bird draw on to provide the Duke with the necessary information for his completed job?

3. What is unique about this job from Mr. Bird's standpoint?

4. Who runs the laundry room?

5. How does Fanny Adelaide play a role in "His Graces Journal to a Local Woman's Account?"

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Duke think about when reminiscing about Fanny Adelaide?

2. What do the Oakely sisters tell the Duke concerning the beef essence?

3. Why do the townspeople spread rumors about the Duke?

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

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

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

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

8. How does the Duke feel during his carriage rides?

9. What thoughts does the memory of a dead sparrow bring to the Duke?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It is clear throughout the story that the Duke led a very isolated life. However, there are indications of townspeople who seemed to like, or at least tolerate, the Duke. Compare and contrast the various relationships the Duke had with the other characters in the story.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the Duke's mental state prior to learning about phrenology to his mental state after leaning about phrenology. Include your assessment of the importance of this discovery.

Essay Topic 3

The way in which the Duke dies provides a twist to this story. Discuss your thoughts on the Duke's death. Analyze why the author chose to have the Duke die by an accidental gunshot rather than another way. Also discuss what clues or evidence provided throughout the book may support the likelihood of this situation surrounding the Duke's death.

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