The Underground Man Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 animal does the Duke has a fondness for?

2. What does the boy's energy remind the Duke of?

3. What does the Duke want built on his estate?

4. How many tunnels were built?

5. What is the Duke distracted by in the laundry room?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the recurring dream discussed in the January 28th journal entry?

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

3. What is the main theme in "From His Grace's Journal to Mr. Walker's Account?"

4. Why does the Duke allow people to skate on the ice but protests to going on the ice with them?

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

6. Why does the Duke think his life has been wasted?

7. What is significant about the interactions between the Duke and Mr. Hendley?

8. What does the Duke learn while traveling with others in his room that is in sharp contrast to the fellowship felt while ice skating a few weeks before?

9. Who are the Duke's employees that add information in "From His Graces Journal to Mr. Bowen's Account?"

10. Why does the Duke add Fowler's bust to his shrine?

Essay 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

A reader can look at this story in terms of milestones. Explore the various milestones during the last days of the Duke. Additionally, these milesstones each had a profound effect on the Duke. Analyze how these milestones served to either provide the Duke with information, change his thinking or mental state, or produce some other effect on the Duke.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the Duke's thought process behind conducting trepanning on himself. Include in your discussion information about this process, what the Duke hoped to accomplish, and what he actually accomplished.

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