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 does the Duke do with Fowler's bust now that his father is dead?

2. In another story told by the housemaid, who does the Duke ask to help him with the dumbwaiter?

3. How does the Duke feel in his reoccurring dream?

4. How does the Duke learn to relieve his loneliness in "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account?"

5. Who does Reverend Mellor suggest the Duke pay a visit to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Duke learn while traveling with others in his room that is in sharp contrast to the fellowship felt while ice skating a few weeks before?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Conner say about the Duke's phantom boy?

8. Why does the Duke add Fowler's bust to his shrine?

9. What in "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account" serves to illustrate the Duke's madness?

10. Why does the Duke's staff think he needs an escort while traveling?

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Thinking back throughout the story, compare the notion of trepanning with the Duke's experience at Pin Hole cave and The Camera Obscura. Explore this connection and offer an explanation for the Duke performing trepanning on himself based on these previous experiences.

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