The Underground Man Test | Final Test - Hard

Mick Jackson
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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 in particular upsets the Duke about his life?

2. What does Clement post on the Duke's door on the train?

3. What begins to manifest in "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account?"

4. What does the Duke find in one of the stables?

5. Why does the Duke want to travel alone?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the process of trepanning work?

2. What can searching for clues outside of the home help the Duke do?

3. Why does the Duke think his life has been wasted?

4. What reduces the Duke's anxiety while he is in Camera Obscura?

5. What does the fellowship created on the ice teach the Duke?

6. Why doesn't the Duke find out about Snow's death until after the funeral?

7. Why does just the presence of others reduce the loneliness the Duke feels?

8. Why does the Duke allow people to skate on the ice but protests to going on the ice with them?

9. How does the housemaid's account provide a glimpse into the Duke's personality as a child?

10. What happens in Pin Hole Cave?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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.

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