The Underground Man Test | Final Test - Hard

Mick Jackson
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who dies on December 8th?

2. What does Mr. Hendley agree to?

3. What does the Duke generally think about man?

4. What is the Duke's response to the local's request on December 19th?

5. What preoccupies the Duke on December 2, 5, and 7?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There is an indication throughout the story that the Duke had a difficult childhood. Explore the relationship the Duke had with his parents. Discuss the influence this relationship had on the development of the Duke's adult personality also compare and contrast the Duke's upbringing with this current behavior and attitudes. How do these differences play a role in how the Duke thinks one should view the world?

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

Analyze the Duke's reputation among the townspeople compared to his actual qualities. Consider how this dynamic serves to develop the characters of the Duke and the various townspeople he comes in contact with and discuss the possibility of the following: If the Duke was more social, do you think there would have been so many rumors about him? What does this say about human nature?

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