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 insist on by allowing Clement to travel with him?

2. Who insists that Clement travel with the Duke?

3. When might the process of trepanning be used today according to the professor?

4. What does the Duke discuss on November 28th?

5. What does the Duke steal from the professor?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does the process of trepanning work?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Discuss the idea of security. In particular, the Duke gains a sense of security with the map of his estate. Explore the reasoning behind this feeling and the impact it has on the Duke's desire to live a fuller life during his last days.

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