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 Mr. Bowen admit to doing at the pub?

2. What is the name of one of the Duke's dogs?

3. What does the Duke's irrational fear of his diminishing health suggest?

4. What does the Duke feel about the loss of one's memory?

5. How does the Duke feel about what he sees on the morning of September 30th?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Dr. Cox think about the Duke?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the Duke's need to remember his past. Be sure to discuss why the Duke does not remember some things in his past, how he goes about remembering his past, and the effect of the knowledge of his past on the Duke's mental and physical health.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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