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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 do while the locals are on his property?
2. What is the Duke able to be with many layers of clothing while ice skating?
3. How does Conner react to the story of the phantom boy?
4. Where does the Duke decide to take a walk to on December 11th?
5. What does the Duke realize can happen even when surrounded by other people?
Short Essay Questions
1. What can searching for clues outside of the home help the Duke do?
2. Why does the Duke add Fowler's bust to his shrine?
3. What does Conner say about the Duke's phantom boy?
4. What does the fellowship created on the ice teach the Duke?
5. Why does the Duke look through old family things?
6. How does the housemaid's account provide a glimpse into the Duke's personality as a child?
7. Why does the Duke think his life has been wasted?
8. What is the setting like in Camera Obscura?
9. What is included in the Duke's shrine?
10. How does the process of trepanning work?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the story the Duke has a number of interactions with others. One interaction in particular is the with two young boys he meets on the street. Explore this interaction, discuss the significance of this meeting, including why the Duke chose to engage the boys in conversation, and what the Duke learned from the boys. Also discuss how this interaction serves to move the story forward.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the significance of the Duke's discussion of going bald? This discussion is directly related to the theme of death. Explore how this discussion fits into this theme and offer suggestions for why the author chose this as one way to represent the theme of death.
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