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 discuss on November 28th?

2. What does the Duke do while the locals are on his property?

3. Based on the Mr. Hendley's account, what does the Duke have a desire to do?

4. Where did Fowler's bust used to sit when the Duke was a child?

5. Who dies on December 8th?

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. What happens when the Duke visits Holbeck village?

3. What is significant about the interactions between the Duke and Mr. Hendley?

4. What happens when the Duke allows locals to use his property?

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

6. What happens in Pin Hole Cave?

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

8. What is significant about the Duke traveling between January 6-11th?

9. What is the recurring dream discussed in the January 28th journal entry?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the Duke's mental state prior to learning about phrenology to his mental state after leaning about phrenology. Include your assessment of the importance of this discovery.

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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