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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. How does the Duke feel in his reoccurring dream?
3. What does the Duke learn could be looked at from different perspective in "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account?"
4. When does the Duke travel to Edinburgh?
5. During "From His Grace's Journal to Mr. Hendley's Account" what does the reader learn about what the Duke thinks of himself?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the setting like in Camera Obscura?
2. Why does the Duke allow people to skate on the ice but protests to going on the ice with them?
3. What is included in the Duke's shrine?
4. What can searching for clues outside of the home help the Duke do?
5. What happens when the Duke allows locals to use his property?
6. What reduces the Duke's anxiety while he is in Camera Obscura?
7. How does the housemaid's account provide a glimpse into the Duke's personality as a child?
8. What does the fellowship created on the ice teach the Duke?
9. What in "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account" serves to illustrate the Duke's madness?
10. Why does just the presence of others reduce the loneliness the Duke feels?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Duke complained of a number of illnesses throughout the story. Compare and contrast the Duke's assessment of his illnesses with Dr. Cox's assessment of his illnesses.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
The Duke's staff and some of the townspeople felt the need to protect the Duke from either the outside world or himself. Explore the motivations for this protection. For example, did offering the Duke protection benefit only the Duke or could there have been more selfish reasons for this protection? Offer a discussion and explication for how and why this protection failed.
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