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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the Duke realize can happen even when surrounded by other people?
2. What does Mellor show the Duke at breakfast?
3. What preoccupies the Duke on December 2, 5, and 7?
4. How does Conner react to the story of the phantom boy?
5. Who joins the Duke on the train?
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
The underground tunnel system is one of the many eccentric actions of the Duke. Discuss the building of these tunnels and analyze the role they serve in this story. For example, are they a representation of anything, and do they tell the reader anything about the Duke?
Essay Topic 3
A reader can look at this story in terms of milestones. Explore the various milestones during the last days of the Duke. Additionally, these milesstones each had a profound effect on the Duke. Analyze how these milestones served to either provide the Duke with information, change his thinking or mental state, or produce some other effect on the Duke.
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