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. During "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account," what does Clements show the Duke?

2. In his reoccurring dream, what is the Duke's mother doing?

3. When does the Duke sense the phantom boy?

4. When does the Duke find out about a friend's death?

5. In a final story by the housemaid what is the Duke doing in the tree?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. How does the process of trepanning work?

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

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

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

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

10. What happens when the Duke visits Holbeck village?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

It is clear throughout the story that the Duke led a very isolated life. However, there are indications of townspeople who seemed to like, or at least tolerate, the Duke. Compare and contrast the various relationships the Duke had with the other characters in the story.

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