The Underground Man Test | 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. Who does the Duke meet on October 5th?

2. How does Fanny Adelaide die?

3. What do the gamekeeper's niece and nephew ride when they visit?

4. Who does the Duke meet on November 2 while walking home from the post office?

5. What is the condition of the Duke's body?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How large are the tunnels in the underground tunnel system?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Thinking back throughout the story, compare the notion of trepanning with the Duke's experience at Pin Hole cave and The Camera Obscura. Explore this connection and offer an explanation for the Duke performing trepanning on himself based on these previous experiences.

Essay Topic 2

It is clear throughout the story that the Duke led a very isolated life. However, there are indications of townspeople who seemed to like, or at least tolerate, the Duke. Compare and contrast the various relationships the Duke had with the other characters in the story.

Essay Topic 3

The Duke clearly has an interesting self concept. Analyze the Duke's self concept. Determine how the Duke developed this self concept and what steps he took to maintain it.

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