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 Topic 1
The theme of aging is present in this story. Analyze how the author decided to present this theme. Discuss the literary technique(s) he used and determine if these techniques were effective in portraying the Duke.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the idea of security. In particular, the Duke gains a sense of security with the map of his estate. Explore the reasoning behind this feeling and the impact it has on the Duke's desire to live a fuller life during his last days.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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