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 is the condition of the Duke's body?

2. What characteristic of the Duke suggests mental instability?

3. Who does the Duke meet on October 5th?

4. In From His Grace's Journal to a Local Woman's Account, why does the Duke state that the trees losing their leaves?

5. How long does the tunnel system take to build?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the significance of learning that the gamekeeper has a dog?

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

6. How could one explain the rumor of the Duke being horribly deformed?

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

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

9. What becomes more noticeable to the Duke as he ages?

10. What comparisons can be made between the Duke and the condition of the leafless trees?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

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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