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. How does the Duke feel about what he sees on the morning of September 30th?

2. What are the characters who the Duke meets on November 2 doing?

3. When does Mr. Bird meet the Duke?

4. What does the energy of life's eternal flame influence?

5. What does the Duke use the tunnel for initially?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the map that Mr. Bird gives the Duke Flawed?

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

3. Describe the Duke's theory on cleanliness.

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

5. Why is the Duke interested in one particular tree on his estate?

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

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

8. What does the Duke think about trying the beef essence?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It is interesting that the Duke is repulsed by Mr. Snow's appearance. However, the two are very similar. Compare and contrast the Duke and Mr. Snow. Discuss whether the Duke's feelings toward Mr. Snow are warranted.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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