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 is unique about the Duke's finding in one of the old stalls?

2. What does the Duke find in the attic?

3. In "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account," what is the significance of finding the bust?

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

5. How does Conner react to the story of the phantom boy?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why is the Duke's visit to Reverend Mellor significant?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the theme of mortality in this story, specifically as it is represented by the lifeless tree. Analyze the Duke's feelings about the tree and provide a discussion on the reasons why the Duke is so interested in the lifeless tree.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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