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. How does Mr. Bird feel about the rumors about the Duke?

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

3. What mental illness is suggested by the Duke's mood swings?

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

5. Why is the Duke hesitant to seek help from his parents as a child?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why is the Duke so horrified by Mr. Snow's appearance?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the Duke's reoccurring dream. Discuss the elements of the dream that effect the Duke the most and those elements that shed light on the Duke's life and character.

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

A reader can look at this story in terms of milestones. Explore the various milestones during the last days of the Duke. Additionally, these milesstones each had a profound effect on the Duke. Analyze how these milestones served to either provide the Duke with information, change his thinking or mental state, or produce some other effect on the Duke.

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