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. What does the Duke encounter on the morning of September 30?

2. How might the Duke appear to an outsider?

3. How does the Duke know Fanny Adelaide?

4. What characteristic of the Duke suggests mental instability?

5. What is the date of the first journal entry?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does the Duke think he must escape his estate quickly?

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

4. Describe the Duke's theory on cleanliness.

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

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

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

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

9. What does the Duke feel as he walks through the tunnel system?

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

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 2

Throughout the story the Duke has a number of interactions with others. One interaction in particular is the with two young boys he meets on the street. Explore this interaction, discuss the significance of this meeting, including why the Duke chose to engage the boys in conversation, and what the Duke learned from the boys. Also discuss how this interaction serves to move the story forward.

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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