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 know Fanny Adelaide?

2. How does the Duke feel during his carriage rides through the tunnel system?

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

4. Whose account is included with the Duke's in "From His Grace's Journal to a Local Woman's Account?"

5. What does the Duke think a crow represents?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the Duke's theory on cleanliness.

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is the purpose of the underground tunnel system?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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 idea of security. In particular, the Duke gains a sense of security with the map of his estate. Explore the reasoning behind this feeling and the impact it has on the Duke's desire to live a fuller life during his last days.

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