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. 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

Explore the theme of mortality in this story, specifically as it is represented by the lifeless tree. Analyze the Duke's feelings about the tree and provide a discussion on the reasons why the Duke is so interested in the lifeless tree.

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

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.

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