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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 decide to visit on December 11th?
2. How does the Duke feel skating with the others?
3. What does the Duke insist on by allowing Clement to travel with him?
4. What does the professor say about the process of trepanning?
5. When might the process of trepanning be used today according to the professor?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the recurring dream discussed in the January 28th journal entry?
2. Why does the Duke think his life has been wasted?
3. Why does the Duke add Fowler's bust to his shrine?
4. What is significant about the interactions between the Duke and Mr. Hendley?
5. What reduces the Duke's anxiety while he is in Camera Obscura?
6. What does the fellowship created on the ice teach the Duke?
7. What in "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account" serves to illustrate the Duke's madness?
8. What happens when the Duke allows locals to use his property?
9. Why does just the presence of others reduce the loneliness the Duke feels?
10. Why does the Duke allow people to skate on the ice but protests to going on the ice with them?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
The way in which the Duke dies provides a twist to this story. Discuss your thoughts on the Duke's death. Analyze why the author chose to have the Duke die by an accidental gunshot rather than another way. Also discuss what clues or evidence provided throughout the book may support the likelihood of this situation surrounding the Duke's death.
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